The 100 mile diet is a way for you to support your local farmers that are located within a 100 mile radius from where you live. The 100 mile diet started in 2005, when Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon started an experiment on eating local. The discovered that foods grown and produced locally tasted better and fresher. What started out as a simple experiment turned out to inspire millions of people to support their local farmers.

Many people that have tried the 100 mile diet found it to be self-satisfying. Eating local saves a lot of gas also, which lured new participants to the 100 mile diet. Many people have their own reasons for participating in the 100 mile diet. If you love the taste and smell of fresh vegetables and fruits and you want to support your local farmers, try the 100 mile diet. It may take some time to find local food sources, but the hard work it takes to find them can be very rewarding.

Farmer’s Markets

Shopping at places such as the farmers market may not be for everyone. Most of the farmers markets are usually outdoors. Shopping at a farmers market may also limit what you want to buy. For example, don’t expect to see fresh strawberries during the winter season, vendors don’t bring them around until the summer season. However, if you buy ‘fresh’ strawberries from a grocery store during winter months, keep in mind that they have been shipped from somewhere and may not be as fresh or healthy as the strawberries sold at farmer’s markets.

Impact of the 100 mile diet

The impacts of the 100 mile diet can be reached across the globe. Participating can give you a strong sense of community and accountability in our actions to fight global warming. You might also gain appreciation for the hard work farmers put into growing crops.

The 100 mile diet raises many question on how where’re supporting our regional economy and preserving family farms. Most farms are close to supermarkets where they sell their food, so it takes them less mileage, which means less pollution in the air.

The 100 mile diet can also improve the quality and health of your own life. The more fresh fruits and vegetables you eat, the less you are likely to buy items such as chips, ice cream, chocolate and other fattening foods.

Buying from local farmers will also save you gas and money. Grocery stores who buy from local farmers usually sell their produce cheaper than grocery stores who buy from other regions. The 100 mile diet will also save your car from using so much gas, which will reduce the amount of pollution in the air.