They say that a conventionally grown apple from down the street is, overall, a better choice than an organic apple shipped in from a distant state or country. So buy local food, is the message of CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture). CISA supports farms, farm families, NXT GENS as successors, young entrepreneurs going into growing, and local customers of local producers, through education, marketing, policy and action, and more.

Use this online calculator to become more aware of the impact of your food choices on your own local community:



About the Author

Allen Esrock is the Founder of NxtGen Nexus. Prior to that he started Jitter Fingers, the first safe, social networking website for tween girls and their bffs. They were Jitter Finger clubs in 12+ countries and 250+ cities in the US.

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