Another company I like is Strauss Dairy. They process their milk at the 100-mile mark in Petaluma, a climate only slightly cooler and wetter than here. But the cows live on the foggy coast near Marshall. The raw milk is taken by truck to where it is to be pasteurized and made into cream, yogurt etc. Marshall wouldn’t qualify as local to the foothills in mileage or climate.
There are items in the local grocery stores that are indeed “local”. But coupled with this careless practice of using the company headquarters rather than the place where the plants and animals actually live, renders the term “local” meaningless. If eating foods that are from your environment is important to you, then make sure you do a little research on your own.
All the companies I’ve mentioned specifically, produce excellent, high quality products and do not engage in any false claims. But, unfortunately, my “local” grocery stores do. I wouldn’t be surprised if your grocery store is doing likewise. Check it out.
For more information on the subject of local food, check out my previous post, What’s Wrong With Eating Bananas?