Buying local means supporting family farms, but it’s so much more than that.
Our goal is to source as many products as we can from within 150 miles of St. Louis. This helps our local economy grow by keeping money in the region, while also decreasing the “food miles,” products must travel to reach our shelves.
And it’s not just produce- our local sourcing extends to all sections of our store. We buy from local producers and artisans in our dairy, eggs, meat, frozen, bakery, bulk, prepared foods, health & beauty, alcohol, and grocery sections too.
Local foods are often more nutritious. Produce is picked at peak ripeness and delivered quickly after harvest, not harvested early and shipped across the country. Our prepared foods, bakery items, and other local products are made fresh, without artificial preservatives.
When you buy local, you keep more money in our community. That’s money we can re-invest in the St. Louis region and its farmers.