According to the National Gardening Association, home gardening is on the rise in the U.S. from the White House to neighborhood gardens and individual home owners. Driven by concerns about health, nutrition and money- and a desire to get back to our roots, Americans want to know where their food comes from. Our Mississippi Fresh hydroponic greenhouses will provide the residents and businesses located along the gulf coast with locally grown produce every month of the year.
Eating local means a smaller carbon footprint. Eating locally means your food doesn’t have to travel as far to get to your plate. Less travel means less carbon emissions negatively impacting the environment. How big is the difference? Well, according to a study done at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, a local carrot has to travel only 27 miles while a conventionally sourced carrot has to travel 1,838 miles to get to your plate. Eating local also means money stays in your local economy and businesses in your neighborhood can thrive and offer products and services that fit your community’s needs and wants as opposed to a corporate agenda.