When you purchase locally raised grassfed beef, you are doing more than nourishing your body and the land. Thriving family farms and ranches are the backbone of many rural communities, providing jobs and business opportunities for the whole community. Our friends at the Lexicon of Sustainability call this “Economies of Community.” To watch a short (only two minutes!) video on how buying local helps local economies thrive, click HERE.
“We need networks of farms, highly local distribution channels and motivated consumers.”~ Benzi Ronen
Below is a graphic of “The Carbon Ranch,” designed by our friend and colleague Courtney White at the Quivira Coalition in New Mexico. We think it’s a great, concise illustration of how your dollars flow when you purchase locally grown grassfed beef. Note: If you click on the image, it will enlarge and make it easier to read.