Buy Local Produce.
What's It Worth? ...
95% of our fruit comes from abroad …
When we buy an apple that was grown in Argentina, it's food miles are significantly greater than an apple grown here in the UK. With those miles comes additional Greenhouse Gases which contribute to the Climate Crisis.
95% of our fruit comes from abroad and half of our vegetables are imported. Shopping locally grown produce is better for you as it's more nutritional, it's better for the planet as it has less food miles and it supports your local community.
Go to your local Markets/Green Grocers … check the labels for origin …
Ideally go to the local Farmers Market or Green Grocers and source their locally grown produce. See map link below to find your local
When in a supermarket, pay attention to the country of origin on the labels
If you can leave your car at home and/or shop less often, you'll lower the Carbon Footprint of your food even further
Plus, your local fruit and veg supplier usually uses less packaging
add these on the page
Max Points 200.
• 0 Points: If your plate is filled with international produce
• 100 Points: Once you've actively started to buy local produce (or at least from the UK)
• 200 Points: Once most of the fruit and veg you acquire is low on food miles
Award yourself Max Points if this isn't applicable to you.
e.g. Max Points for Nappies if you don't have a baby / Max Points for Drive Economically if you don't drive.
Here you'll find some helpful products, services or information that'll help you make the change.