Fresh is Best: The Benefits of Buying Local
The demand for locally-grown food is continually on the rise in the United States.
You can certainly see the merits of shopping locally when it comes to your groceries.
While itʼs true that certain products are better bought in bulk, the fact is that buying locally offers fresher ingredients, is more eco-friendly, and can even help you to cut down on your grocery bill. Read on to learn more about the benefits of shopping at your local speciality grocery store.
Buying Produce in Bulk Is Wasteful
Americans already waste a shocking 150,00 tons of food every single day. We know that youʼre looking for ways to eat more of the food you actually buy — and hopefully save more money in the process.
It might seem convenient to buy your produce in bulk, like you do with non-perishable items and other products. However, the truth is that, when you buy too much food, youʼll likely just end up throwing it out. Especially when it comes to getting the fresh ingredients you need, itʼs always better to shop locally.
The Health Risks of Pesticides and Chemicals
You love making smoothies, soups, and salads — and youʼre always eager to try out a new recipe.
However, the truth is that, if you buy produce or meat from the wrong store, you could be putting your health at risk. Many farms and food brands use dangerous pesticides and other chemicals — and ingesting them can have horrific consequences.
When you buy from a local speciality store, you can rest easy knowing that purchase many of our produce directly from local farmers whenever possible. We know who they are, how they farm and what products they use or come in contact with your foods. Our produce and other groceries are far less likely to come into contact with these dangerous pesticides and chemicals.
What Shopping Locally Teaches You
As a serious foodie, we know that youʼre always looking to learn more about not only the ingredients you currently use in your recipes, but also how to take your knowledge to the next level.
When you buy local, youʼll get personalized attention and advice from our expert staff. We “get you” when it comes to your obsession with the perfect cut of meat and we enjoy joining in the debate over the merits of one brand of peanut butter and another.
We strive to provide the highest level of service — and once you learn how to shop smarter, youʼll likely still end up saving.
Meet Your Local Specialty Grocery Store
Now that you know more about why shopping locally helps you to get the freshest and best possible ingredients and the best advice, itʼs time to stop by your local Tacoma Boys and H&L Market speciality grocery store.
We invite you to visit one of our many locations to learn what makes us different and provide the quality and expertise other stores just canʼt match. Be sure to check out our weekly specials to make planning this weekʼs menu much easier. We canʼt wait to see you in our aisles.