Originally Posted by Brian Androsian
Cause food doesn't naturally stay fresh for weeks after being picked. Buying local USUALLY means it was picked more recently and is fresher. I trust a tomato sold locally in season much more than I trust a tomato sold mid winter that has traveled from the other side of the country.
This, and also the produce will not be picked when it is fully ripe, and may not have the best nutrient profile because of this. Picking ripe produce and attempting to ship 10000 miles = bad produce