On the other hand most local produce has been picked inside of 24 hours. Local produce comes to you ripe, fresh and, harvested with its full flavor.
Close-to-home foods can also be bred for tasting at the opportune time and delivered fresh, rather than bred for durability so they can withstand the long distance travel it takes to deliver it to far away stores.
Help Yourself….Help Your Community
Eating local helps families and communities grow. Every dollar earned by a BCfresh vegetable grower generates $6 to $7 in income for other British Columbians. And the BCfresh vegetable industry helps support more than 6,000 families who earn their livelihood on farms or in the agri-business community throughout the province .
Nothing tastes better than vegetables grown in the lush, fertile Fraser Valley. Picked at their peak, they are delivered to local supermarkets and restaurants seven days a week, 52 weeks of the year.