If you're not really into finding out what local foods are offered in your area then you might want to consider hitting up the next local vendor's market that's going to be taking place near your home. There aren't too many foods out there that can compete with locally grown organic fruits and vegetables that are fresher and juicer than the ones you find in your nearest grocery store.
There are many different reasons why you might want to consider buying and eating local food. One of those reasons is that eating local food means that you're helping out the local economy. You're not giving your money to some big corporation that manufactures food halfway across country. Instead you're helping a local farmer or grower who lives near your community. It's a nice feeling knowing that you're giving back to your community.
Another great reason why you should buy and eat local food is that local food tastes better and is better for you. Local food is fresher and that freshness makes your food taste better and is also more nutritional. The more local food you buy for your local farmers or growers, the better off you'll be, taste wise and health wise.
Buying local food also helps the environment. Food that grocery stores buy tends to travel a long way to get to their stores and usually get there through transport trucks. The miles from those transports adds up over time and help add to the pollution in our environment. Whereas, local food doesn't have to travel that far to get from the gardens they're picked to your neighborhood.
Other great reasons why you should buy and eat local food include: eating food that is seasonal, gets you closer to your community and the people who inhabit it, they are made up of less harmful contaminants, gives you more variety, which leads you to trying out new recipes that you couldn't before, and you get to support land development in a socially responsible way, just to name a few.
As you can see, there are many, many reasons why you should buy and eat local food. If you don't believe us, ask any catering company or food truck owner who uses predominantly local food and they'll tell you how many compliments they get about the local food.