Virtual Marketplace Colle Commends an Article Regarding the Third Annual 'NY Locavore Challenge'

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Following an article published for The Daily Mail which discusses the popularity of eating locally and the “NY Locavore Challenge,” the farmers market community Colle offers a response.

On September 14th, Colle, an organic farmers market community, praises an article published for The Daily Mail concerning Locavore Month and the third annual “NY Locavore Challenge.”

According to the article, the “NY Locavore Challenge” encourages the public to shop locally and organically. The Northeast Organic Farming Association explains that the movement will support the local organic vendors “through activities including eating food produced within 250 miles, shopping at a farmers market or farm stand and joining a food co-op.” According to farmer Jim Story, nowadays people are becoming more familiar with where their food comes from. The article also speaks with New York “locavore” Marjorie McCoy who changed her diet and opted to eat organically for health reasons. In addition, The Daily Mail reports that organic farmers Jim Story and Chellie Zimmermann Apa believe that within the last five years the locavore movement has grown increasingly popular.

The Daily Mail states that Eileen Walsh, of Green Farm Market, believes that “[S]elling locally-produced fare will help the area’s economy. Ultimately money from a customer ends up in the pocket of the provider, and that money should stay local.” The organic farmers market community Colle commends The Daily Mail article stating that by buying local, a community can promote the growth of their economy, gain greater visibility for their community, decrease the negative impacts on the environment, and be a part of the “locavore” organic movement.

“McCoy said she drives more now to shop for local foods than she did before, and she had to change her cooking habits to use products right away or learn to keep them fresh,” reports The Daily Mail. Colle recognizes that many consumers do not have easy access to local fare and encourages consumers to use their online platform to locate local product vendors.

Colle is an E-Commerce enabled farmers market community that is passionate about sustainable consumption and responsible conservation. The Colle movement is dedicated to connecting natural product vendors, organic farmers, and all consumers who live an organic and natural lifestyle with the ultimate goal of creating more sustainable farming and consumerism.

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