By consuming the locally grown produce, you decrease the demand and need for chemically laden vegetable and fruits. There is less transport and storage time, hence the goods don’t need preservatives to make it last longer. The food is healthier when bought from a local vendor than compared to an imported store. And these vegetables and fruits are organic, because they don’t use chemicals.
The taste of the food is also better when cooked using local ingredients. Because the groceries will be harvested at the time of ripe and not before . With fruits and vegetables grown somewhere far away, the farmers need to pluck before ripening and laden with chemicals to boost ripening when it sits are the store.