For decades, we’ve purchased groceries in the same way. Head to your local grocery chain where you pay too much for groceries ultimately of an unknown origin.

In fact, most people don’t know where the food on their tables comes from.

But what if there was a way that could help you as a consumer get informed about your food while saving money and supporting your local economy?

That’s exactly what indoor farming aims to do. Read on for five reasons your next bundle of groceries should come from an indoor farm.

1. You’ll Help Local Farmers Grow Their Business

We can’t blame you for shopping at major chain grocery stores. Their prices can be difficult to beat. However, those profits rarely — if ever — trickle down to your local community.

When you purchase food from a local vertical farm, you can rest easy knowing your money directly benefits the people that grew your food.

2. Feel Good About Your Purchases

Farming on a mass scale seems like a smart way to make some money, but it ultimately does more harm than good. Current farming models show that the mass production of fruits and vegetables lead to literal tons of waste.

According to one report, at least half of all fruits and vegetables grown within the United States end up in the garbage.

Indoor greenhouses use less soil, less water, and produce less total waste than what you’d find at a larger chain grocery store.

3. No More Questions About Your Food’s Origin

What do you know about that salad you ate for dinner last night? Do you know who grew it? Or even where it was grown?

For the majority of us, the answer to these questions is a resounding ‘No’. But staying informed is an important part of being a responsible consumer.

Shopping locally takes the guesswork out of your food. No more wondering how your food was grown or if it contains any harmful chemicals.

4. Get The Food You Love Year-Round

Often, the fruits and vegetables you love the most can’t sustainably be farmed year round. But sometimes you want fresh onion or garlic in the summer or delicious, juicy strawberries in the winter.

Indoor farming allows for the year-round growing of the produce you love with nothing more than a hydroponic system.

5. Every Penny You Spend Fuels The Future

As if you needed another reason to start shopping at your local indoor farm, it’s worth noting that your purchases are more than simple purchases.

Every penny you spend helps those who grew your food continue to supply your community with fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables.

Buying From An Indoor Farm Is The Wave Of The Future

These are just a few of the many reasons to start shopping at an indoor farm. You’ll get fresher, healthier food and likely spend less in the process while helping your local farmers.

Isn’t it about time you felt good about your food? Ernessi Farms is dedicated to producing and delivering the kinds of wholesome food you use every day.

Want to learn more? Be sure to get in touch.