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The Benefits of Buying Local Meat and Produce | NIKU Farms

April 20, 2022

Did you know that by supporting local farmers, you’re doing a world of good for your body, your community, and your planet?

When you buy groceries from a big grocery store, what do you get? You came home with a bag of groceries at a decent price, but that’s the end of that.

Now think about the last time you bought some local produce from a farmers’ market. That one choice you made to support a local family farm had a much bigger impact – the story goes on from there!

A farmer wearing a blue jacket and sun hat looks into the distance in an empty, green pasture.

Here’s what happens when you support local farmers and their small town businesses:

You’re positively impacting the environment

By buying your groceries from a local farmer, the products are travelling less to reach their customers. Your food isn’t travelling across oceans or borders to get to you, and you’re not driving as far to buy it – that reduces a lot of pollution!

Local farms are also a lot smaller than industrial farms, which also cuts back on pollution caused by big factories.

Local open space is being preserved

Every time you choose to buy local, you’re telling your municipal government that small businesses are worth something to the community. That way, farmland is clearly being used by a beloved community business, and is less likely to be sold for development.

You’re investing in these family-owned small businesses 

Instead of shopping with a large business, you’re shopping with local farmers and therefore investing in small, family-run businesses that invest in your local communities in return. 

Every time you shop locally, you’re supporting a family one to one.

Animals are treated more humanely on these farms

The animals on local farms are pasture-raised, with no added hormones or antibiotics, whereas other meat production processes have animals caged in tight spaces and fed grains that will fatten them more quickly.

You’re choosing to eat food that’s better for you

Getting the food straight from the source means your food is extremely fresh, with less preservatives. By supporting local Ontario farmers with NIKU Farms, you’re getting meat straight from the farm to your dinner table and ensuring your family is eating sustainably!

The farmers we work with at NIKU Farms are dedicated to sustainable farming practices so that your family can get the best quality meat products, and the family-owned farms truly appreciate every single order you place with us!