30 May '11, 3pm

The Power of Local Grocers

The Power of Local Grocers

Earlier this week, I discovered the health food store County Sun Natural Foods in Palo Alto. It’s just wonderful. The employees are friendly, the selection of products is excellent, the outdoor seating area is very pleasant, and my co-worker says the Marin location it the only place she buys her meat. But the best part is that it’s a local, independent business that has been around since 1971, and it supports local suppliers. On the store’s website, the owners state, “We are committed to supporting our local suppliers because local food is fresher, has better flavor, reduces the use of fossil fuels, and benefits the local economy.” I was genuinely impressed when I read this. If you’ve been following the news about Monsanto and Whole Foods, you appreciate the value of local retailers. It’s easy to focus on organic food but forget about supporting local business. And to forg...

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