There are many reasons to eat local, but the most important one is that it supports your community. When you buy food from local farmers and producers, you are helping to keep your community alive and thriving.

There are many different ways that you can do this, and here are our top three favorite ways to eat local and support your community.

Pizza Day

Having a pizza day is a great way to eat local, because you can support your local pizzeria and get some delicious pizza at the same time! Either go to your favorite local spot or order delivery. As long as you don’t forget to tip your delivery driver!

Another creative way you can do this is by going to the farmer's market and getting a bunch of fresh vegetables and toppings to make your own local pizza at home. If you'd like our recipe for farmer's market pizza, check out our article on that.

Local Restaurants

There are many local providers that you can support, such as bakeries, coffee shops, ice cream parlors, and more. By patronizing these businesses, you are helping to keep them in business and supporting your community.

One way to find out about local providers is to ask around or do a quick search online.  You can also find local providers by going to your local Chamber of Commerce or business association.


Last but not least, you can use Ordo! We are a K-12 online lunch marketplace that partners with local restaurants, chefs, and caterers to provide homestyle and locally sourced school lunches. If you're curious about the benefits of using local providers for school lunch providers, you should read our article on that!

So there you have it, three different ways that you can eat local and support your community.