Buying local is not just about supporting your community it’s about reducing food miles and eating seasonally. Many people don’t buy local or organic produce because of the price but to me it’s no contest, I’d rather pay more money than have the environment pay for it through chemicals and carbon emissions. Tomatoes from south Africa may be cheap but think about all the systems that have to be in place to simply get them to you.
Ditch the supermarket and get to know your local butcher and grocer, there produce is not only better they know where it came from and you might even become friends.
Local produce is as important as growing your own, many people don’t have the room or time to garden so buying local means you are still supporting your community and eating ethically.
If you have the great pleasure of living in Scunthorpe then this is yours http://fenellasgarden.co.uk/index.htm it’s a veg box scheme near Gaisborough with quite reasonable prices.