Now that spring is here, it’s a perfect time to enjoy some of the healthy and nutritious local foods available to us. Local foods tend to be fresher, are seasonal and taste better!
At April’s SMArt Kids’ SMA in Burlington, we were joined by Wright-Locke Farm’s Farm Educator, Rebekah Carter. She taught SMArt kid and parent alike the importance of eating locally.
We learned that a typical grocery store tomato hails from Mexico and travels about 3,000 miles before it arrives at your local store. About 3 weeks elapses from the time it is picked to the time it is eaten. With all of this time and travel, the nutritional value is sacrificed. Exposure to heat, light, and air can decrease both the quantity and quality of vitamins in that once-vitamin-rich tomato. Continue reading