Local food systems are more likely to provide fresher more nutritious food.
In order to be self-sustaining local agriculture must acknowledge local
environmental conditions and work with them instead of against them.
Through the process of localization people become more connected to the land
and a true relationship can be established. And finally, local food
systems use local marketing that brings people together. Local markets
keep money local instead of shipping it out of a community. The scale of
economy will shrink, reducing the dependence of a community on outside resources.