Guest Post by Community Natural Foods
Nurturing Our Connection to the Planet
Food produced locally is more than just sustenance; it's a connection to the earth beneath your feet and the community that surrounds you.
This connection takes many forms, from the financial link that puts more of what you spend back into the local economy, to the emotional tie that comes from getting to know the people that produce the food you put on your plate, and the direct connection between your health and the health of our planet.
That last connection is particularly important as the health of both our ecosystem and of our population is tied to a need for clean and sustainable sources of nutrition.
Luckily for us, that's something that organic Canadian farmers are able to provide.
The commitment to organic farming means that the products in your fridge and pantry have been grown with a respect for the ecosystem that you just don't get with conventional food.
The lack of herbicides and pesticides means better soil quality for years to come and less chemicals in our every day diets, leading to better overall health.
Where it's up to farmers and ranchers to adhere to a healthier style of producing food, it's up to consumers to adopt a better habits to get that food to your table, and that's where buying local is important.
The effects of carbon emissions on the environment are well known; global warming is speeding up every year. Purchasing products, and not just food, that comes from somewhere nearby is a small way to make a huge difference in the health of your planet.
As a locally owned and operated retailer of natural and organic groceries, Community Natural Foods understands how important it is to educate people about the issues surrounding our food.
Our goal is to do business right, in a way that isn't just about profit, but also about sustainability and responsibility as well.
Through what we call sustain-ovation, sustainable innovation, we've created a variety of programs and initiatives that consumers can engage in to improve the health of people, our communities, and the planet we all share.
To learn more about sustain-ovation, including details on our initiatives, visit us online at www.communitynaturalfoods.com or join us on Earth Day at any one of our markets to share the actions you take every day to support the health of our planet.