BUYING LOCAL…WHY AND HOW
Purchasing locally grown food is a great marketing tool. List local farms on public information to let your clients know that you support local farmers and are proud to use their produce.
With ‘green’ living and ‘organic’ eating becoming ever more popular, your clients may often prefer local food. List these items on your menu and watch as your clients’ appreciation grows.
Locally grown food is fresh, tastes fantastic and retains its nutrients longer. Add in the fact that because fresher foods last longer, they create less waste. We are sure you will agree, buying local is economical and saves you money.
By purchasing locally grown foods for your menu, you are not only supporting area farmers and your community, but you’re promoting a cleaner environment as well. Healthier world, happy clientele.
Ready for happier, healthier clientele? Take the next step.
First, make the commitment to purchasing locally grown food. This is a big step, but one that will reap great rewards.
Involve local farmers in the bid process. Farmers are no different than your other business partners; if you work with them, they will be happy to work with you!
Start small by including produce from local farms on your catering menus. Communicate your new commitment to local, fresher, healthier foods and your audience is sure to be pleased.
Plan seasonal menus to accommodate the changes in weather and availability. Often times, seasonal foods are less expensive when bought locally. Check with your vendors to see which local farms they buy from too.
Stand back and enjoy happier, healthier clientele. Why buy from N.C.? Now you see.