Fresh ingredients make food taste better, and you can enjoy a meal full of those ingredients at the Seeds to Silverware dinner on Saturday, September 30. The Uptown Shelby Association collaborated with local farmers, chefs, brewers, artists, and photographers for this farm-to-table event. Enjoy an evening full of delicious food, and celebrate your local community at the same time.
If you attend, you’ll also get to enjoy the benefits of eating farm-to-table ingredients. With so many benefits, you might want to consider going local even after the event is over.
Local Food Is More Nutritious
If you care about what you put into your body, farm-to-table cuisine is the way to go. Most food is shipped long distances, including overseas. Fruits and vegetables are able to travel those long distances because they’re picked before they’re ripe. They actually ripen during transit. Fruits and vegetables that are picked before they’re ripe aren’t able to absorb all of the nutrients your body needs. When you eat fruits and vegetables from local farmers, they are full of the nutrients you need to stay healthy. That makes farm-to-table the healthy choice.
Fresh and Tasty Food
Local food is fresh and tasty. It is typically harvested a mere 36 hours before it is delivered. That makes the food tastes much better than it would if it had come off a truck. Do you want food that was picked a week or so ago, or you do want something that was just plucked from the ground?
It’s Environmentally Friendly
You can’t turn on the TV or read the news without hearing about the environment. Global warming is a serious concern, and people are trying to do what they can to reduce their carbon footprints. You can take a stand for the environment by eating farm-to-table food. Fruits and vegetables have to travel an average of 1,500 miles to make it to their destinations. The average 18-wheel truck goes about 5 miles on a gallon of fuel, so it takes about 500 gallons of fuel to deliver fruit and vegetables. When you go local, you are cutting down on those fuel emissions tremendously. That makes homegrown fruits and vegetables taste even better.
Farm-to-Table Helps the Local Economy
When you eat farm-to-table cuisine, you are helping Shelby and all of North Carolina. Small farms need people to buy and eat their food so they can stay afloat. If you’re eating produce that came from another state or country, you aren’t doing anything to help your local economy.
There are lots of reasons to eat farm-to-table cuisine, just as there are lots of reasons to buy a new vehicle from Renaldo Honda in Shelby, North Carolina. With easy financing, a wide assortment of vehicles, and a knowledgeable staff, Renaldo Honda is the easy choice. Visit the dealership today to find the perfect Honda.