"The "average meal" travels more than 1,500 miles from farm-to-table. Local food is fresher, costs less, and retains more nutrition."
Fewer preservatives - because locally grown food isn't transported long distances, it doesn't need preservatives or chemicals other food does to be kept fresh during transit.
More nutritious - without added chemicals or extreme temperature regulation, local food keeps many of its nutrients that can break down traveling long distances. For those with sensitivities, locally grown food that avoids preservatives or other food chemicals can support healthy digestion and nutrient absorption. This also means that the taste is fuller and better!
Improved food safety - The longer it takes food to get from farm to table, the more risk of contamination.