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Why buy local? Here is some food for thought on that subject with some interesting facts you may not be aware of...
Keeping money in the local economy
"For every £10 spent on food in a supermarket, £14 flows into the vicinity. This is in contrast with £10 spent in local shops offering locally produced food, where £25 flows in the area."
"If people in Bridport spent just 36p a week on locally produced food rather that at the supermarket more that £1m would be pumped into the local economy. This amazing fact came from a surgery of the local food sector in the West Dorset town."
"Direct from Dorset products are locally produced from local ingredients so money is retained in the local economy."
"Fish from Aberdeen that's sold in Scottish supermarkets could first travel to Cornwall to be smoked, as part of a 700 mile journey."
"Cherry tomatoes could travel nearly 2000 miles, starting in Southern Spain and taking in North Yorkshire and Scotland, before finally arriving at your local shop."
"Beef Cattle reared in Wales could travel nearly 500 miles to be slaughtered, processed and packaged, before reaching the shelves of a South Wales supermarket."
"Direct from Dorset products are all made in Dorset using mainly local ingredients so less food miles should have been travelled. This will benefit the environment."
"The diverse woodlands of this country are the most diverse habitat outside the tropics."
"Most of the country's wildlife and wildflowers have evolved from our woodlands."
"We have been destroying our woodlands for the last 6 thousand years."
A wood that pays, is a wood that stays; buying Direct from Dorset wood products helps to keep Dorset's woodlands that provide vital habitats.