The trend toward eating more locally-produced food has the support of a local South Surrey store.
The South Point Save-On-Foods has added a “choose local, eat local” display for customers of the outlet at at 3033 152 St.
Save-On boasts the chain is the number one supporter of local suppliers, producers and growers, include brand names like South Surrey-based Missing Goat Jam, or the tomatoes and peppers that come from Millennium Farms in Delta or Marilyn’s Gourmet Salad Dressings made in Abbotsford.
The store features weekly sampling of local producers.
Promoting local content is seen as a way for customers to support their neighbours’ businesses and keep their money north of the U.S. border.
Other arguments advanced in favor of local foods include the fact that it travels less distance, which means it consumes fewer resources when it is shipped to the store.
Local foods are also said to be more diverse than so-called monoculture crops that relay on a limited variety of types to ensure durability for long-distance transportation.