The Benefits of Eating Local Meat and Produce

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healthy-lunch-meal-fruitsIf you order your weekly meals from Evolve Paleo Chef, you know that we support locally grown meat and produce. Whether it’s our grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, or pasture-raised pork, you can rest assured knowing you’re getting the highest quality local product out there. The Paleo lifestyle emphasizes sustainability and fresh foods, meaning that eating local meat and produce is right up every Paleo person’s alley. If you’re unaware of the benefits of eating local meat and produce, Evolve has just a few examples to persuade you to make the switch!

Better flavor

Sustainably raised, local meats and produce a far superior taste than their industrial farm counterparts. Most of us have had a tomato from a local market and a tomato from the grocery store..and do you remember which one tasted better? Exactly.

Additionally, pasture-raised and grass-fed meats tend to be much more flavorful and higher quality than factory farmed varieties.

Environmental benefits

In addition to stimulating the local economy and supporting local farmers, eating local has inherent environmental benefits in the community as well. Factory farms tend to completely destroy the environment surrounding them. They pollute the air, water, and soil with contaminants while local, sustainable farms tend to maintain the farmland in your area and leaveĀ an incredibly less significant carbon footprint.

Health benefits

When there’s less steps between your food’s source and your stomach, the less of a chance of contamination. Another benefit of having fewer steps that your food must take to your plate is that the nutrient value is still high. Traveling food from big grocery stores has diminished nutritional value, higher fat content, higher caloric content, and probably has quite a few hormones and food additives within it.

If you are within one of our delivered areas, be sure to order your weekly mealsĀ from Evolve Paleo Chef! We support local farms and communities by serving local meat and produce and we encourage everyone to take a trip to their farmer’s market and visit a local butcher for superior food in their diet!


6 responses to “The Benefits of Eating Local Meat and Produce”

  1. It’s interesting to know that when it comes to buying meat, that there is a lot of different types to consider. I like how you pointed out that when it comes to getting locally produced meat that there are actual benefits to choosing this kind. One of the benefits being that since that is less steps between the source and me, that means less chance of any contamination. To me this will be amazing to not have to worry about getting sick from my favorite foods.

  2. My husband and I have recently moved to a new area, and with our new life, we want to start with better eating habits. So I like how you point out that locally sourced food will have a higher nutritional value because it won’t have traveled far and had things added to it. We want to celebrate the move, so I think that we’ll look for a steakhouse that uses locally sourced meat and vegetables.

    • Congrats on all the New and Good things in your lives together! Joyous journey’s on your new eating and lifestyle changes! Eating locally is amazing for the body and environment!

  3. Thanks for helping me understand that meats that did not undergo lots of steps will be healthier since the nutrient is still high. With that in mind, I will make sure that I will be ordering meat from companies that are just near the area. I might even subscribe to a meat subscription box since I don’t usually have the time to go to the market due to work.

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