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Locally grown produce is fresher than food that traveled a long distance. It can take up to one or two weeks for food to reach the grocery store, yet produce from nearby farms is often sold within 24 hours of harvesting! Eating fresh fruits and vegetables tastes great and is healthier for you too. That's because local food sits around for less time before it is sold, so it contains more nutrients. Nutrients are vitamins and other healthy things like calcium and fiber that keep our bodies fit and strong. Local food also has fewer preservatives than food that traveled a long distance. Preservatives are chemicals that help keep food from spoiling or going bad. Unfortunately, most preservatives are not healthy for us to eat.