At Weekly Fig, we strive to bring our members the best quality food we can find. We always try to source locally first. In fact, the majority of our products are local. Admittedly, in Tennessee it is difficult to grow every single food people like to eat, but we do everything we can to make supporting local as easy and convenient as possible. That’s why we include some non-local items like bananas and avocados that are still top quality, so you can find everything you need in one place and have it delivered to your home or office. Our main goal is to support local first, then find our remaining products from other sustainable and responsible sources.
The Impact of Eating Local
Did you know that if everyone in the Chattanooga area spent 5% of their weekly food budget on local products, we would increase the local economy by 100 million dollars? That 5% is about one meal per week. When you shop local, you are supporting farmers and their families, local artisans, the local economy, and the environment. Farmers and artisans bring their products to Weekly Fig because they’ve already done the hard part–making it. All we do is make it easier to reach our community for those who need to shop on their own time.
Not only would our economy be booming if everyone supported local, but our environment would too. The transportation required to ship produce all over the country is astounding. The distance that food from local farmers has to travel is much shorter in comparison, not to mention you are supporting green space and farmland in your own community. We also partner with farms that practice sustainability. By making small individual changes together, we can all make a huge impact, one veggie at a time.
To Learn More
Check out our about page.
Read about the people who supply our products here.
Weekly Fig is a private membership association for local sustainable foods.