Buy Superior Grown
A strong desire for local foods has led Duluth and surrounding communities to embrace regional food system investments. Buying from independent, locally owned food systems, rather than a nationally owned business, positively impacts you and your community. Buying locally significantly reduces food miles, which is the distance that the food you buy has traveled from the producer to be available in the shop in which you are buying it.
Superior Grown is a directory of sustainable farming enterprises located in the 16-county region of Northeast MN and Northwest WI. Superior Grown works to reconnect people with the region’s dedicated farmers by strengthening the farmer to business relationship. When featuring local producers on marketing materials and menus with the Superior Grown label, customers can put a face to the food they eat, which allows them to develop a relationship with regional producers.
By buying Superior Grown, you not only avoid the processing, packaging, heating, and refrigeration that transporting food long distances entails—all of which consume energy—you also support small, local businesses.
BENEFITS OF BUYING SUPERIOR GROWN:
- Reduction of carbon emissions and air pollution
- Energy, gasoline and fossil fuel usage is reduced
- Decrease typical packaging waste, such as paper and plastic waste.
- Create more local ownership and good jobs
- Invest in community
- Better customer service
- Encourage local prosperity
Look for and buy products with the “Superior Grown” label at local stores and restaurants.
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