Is Local Food Really More Nutritious?

As local farmers who raise, process and sell pork products throughout Alberta, we are proud members and advocates of the local food movement. With a farm to plate focus, Spragg’s Meat Shop works hard to produce the best pork products for you. Eating locally can mean access to better nutrition, better health and a better environment.
By the time your food hits your counter, several factors determine the nutritional quality. The answer to the question as to whether local food is more nutrition is: it depends. It depends on the decisions and practices used through the entire food system. However, direct contact with a local food producer gives the consumer the opportunity to ask questions and gain clarity around how the food is produced, whether herbicides and pesticides were used, when it was picked or processed, post harvesting handling, storage, distance transported, etc.

This open relationship with local farmers helps consumers become more educated on the foods they consume. Again, local food isn’t always more nutritious, but we believe that the transparency local food producers provide empowers consumers to source out food that is more nutritious, flavourful and healthy. 

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About Spragg’s Meat Shop
Spragg’s Meat Shop is a family owned and operated business located in Rosemary, Alberta. Greg and Bonnie Spragg raise hogs, process, and market their pork products direct to Albertan consumers. Spragg’s works hard to produce the best pork for Albertans, from the day the pigs are born, to the day the pork chops are cut, bacon is smoked and the roast is marinated. The Spragg family hopes that you get as much enjoyment eating their pork as they do getting it to your table.