Why Buy Idaho’s Bounty?
TO SAVOR RICH, FULL FLAVORED, FRESHLY PICKED, NUTRITIOUS FOOD
Locally grown food, picked at the family farm, is immediately delivered to your table where its taste and nutritional value are at their peak. Enjoy unique and flavorful heirloom varieties unavailable in mass-produced and long-hauled shipped food.
TO ENSURE A SAFE AND SECURE FOOD SUPPLY
TO ENSURE CLEAN AIR, WATER, AND THE PROTECTION OF RICH TRADITIONAL CULTURES
A tremendous amount of fossil fuels are used to transport foods long distances. Combustion of these fuels releases carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, particulate matter and other pollutants into the atmosphere, contributing to global climate change, acid rain, smog and air pollution. The refrigeration required to keep fruits, vegetables, dairy products and meats from spoiling during the long transport also burns up excessive energy.
Food processors use a large amount of paper and plastic packaging to keep food fresh (or at least looking fresh) for a longer period of time. This packaging eventually becomes waste that is difficult if not impossible to reuse or recycle. The industrial farms on which these foods are often produced are also major sources of air and water pollution. Small, local farms tend to be run by farmers who live on their land and work hard to preserve it. Buying local means you can talk directly to the farmer growing your food and find out what they do and how they do it, encouraging them to be responsible stewards of a healthy planet.