Why is it Important to Shop Local?

by Courtney Hanak on Jun 21, 2023

Why is it Important to Shop Local? - Oonnie

As the world becomes more globalized, it's becoming increasingly important to consider where our food comes from. While shopping at big-box stores and chain supermarkets may be convenient, there are many benefits to shopping locally for your groceries.

At Oonnie, we're committed to providing our customers with access to high-quality, locally sourced food. Here are just a few of the many benefits of shopping locally:

  1. Supporting Local Farmers and Producers When you shop at local farmers markets or buy locally grown produce from grocery stores like Oonnie, you're supporting small-scale farmers and producers in your community. By choosing to buy from local sources, you're helping to keep money in your local economy, which can have a ripple effect on the community as a whole.

  2. Freshness and Seasonality Local food is often fresher and more seasonal than food that's been shipped from far away. When you buy local, you're more likely to be eating food that's been picked at the peak of ripeness and is full of flavor and nutrients. Additionally, because local food doesn't need to travel as far, it can often be transported without the need for preservatives or other additives.

  3. Sustainability and Environmental Benefits Buying locally produced food can also have a positive impact on the environment. When food doesn't have to be transported long distances, it can help reduce the carbon footprint of your food. Additionally, small-scale farmers and producers are often more likely to use sustainable farming practices and avoid the use of harmful chemicals and pesticides.

  4. Community Building and Connection Shopping at local farmers markets or locally sourced grocery stores like Oonnie can also be a great way to connect with your community. You can meet the people who grow your food, learn about the different varieties of produce available in your area, and even pick up tips on how to cook with local ingredients.

If you're looking for a convenient way to shop for local groceries in Edmonton and surrounding areas, Oonnie is here for you. We offer a wide variety of locally sourced food, including fresh produce, meat, dairy, and more. Whether you're looking for something specific or just want to explore what's available in your area, we're here to help.

So why wait? Start enjoying the many benefits of shopping locally for your food today!