Typically, fresh produce in the US travels 1,500 miles
to the table where is eaten. ("Energy Use in the U.S. Food System: A
Summary of Existing Research and Analysis,"
John Hendrickson, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems,
Local or regional food, on the other hand travels, on average, only 60
miles. Buying locally produced food is better for you, the environment
and your local community.
Less green house gas emitted during transportation
Less energy used for transportation
Fewer preservatives used to prevent blemishing
Produce arrives fresher, meaning less nutrient loss
Local produce tastes better--small local farmers
will often grow old heritage varieties that don't travel long distance
well, but taste far, far better!
Benefits to Your Community
Local Groups Fighting Hunger
War on Hunger
The War on Hunger is a Auburn student led campaign to
raise awareness about and increase action on world hunger. Visit
the War on Hunger website.
East Alabama Foodbank
The East Alabama Foodbank relies on volunteers and
donations to help feed the hungry families here in East Alabama.
Auburn community garden relies on volunteer labor. All
produce goes to the East Alabama Foodbank. For more details contact
Beth Guertal at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the community
garden website here.
Buy Local in Auburn
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Poultry and Eggs
Auburn Stores that Stock Local and Sustainable Foods
The Lambert-Powell Meats Laboratory, located at 500 Shug
Jordan Pkwy, is open Mon-Thur, 2-5pm and Fri 11am-5pm. The lab sells
beef, pork, chicken, eggs and bacon.
Auburn University Fish Market
Located on N College St, by the fish ponds. Open
Auburn Farmers' Market
When: Summer, May to August.
Where: Ag Heritage Park off Donahue Drive
at Ag Heritage Park