When you eat local and in season you are putting money back into the community, your home.
With Canada seeing more products being imported every year, it is up to us and our responsibility to support as many local and small businesses as we can.
Buying local and in season means healthier living more a vigorous lifestyle. Local grown products mean they have been picked recently, within 2 days. Once food is picked it continues to breath. Essentially respiration breaks down the organic products it contains, such as fats and proteins. Respiration causes the lose of nutrients and flavour which is lost during long transport.
So the shorter the time between farm and your table, the less likely it is that nutrients and flavour, will be lost from fresh food.