Savings: Products from food circles are usually less expensive than in an ordinary store. In a food circle, you don’t pay a go-between and your money goes directly to the food producer.
Remember this: Food circles may not exist in every neighbourhood, but you can also establish one by gathering together a suitable group and looking for local producers. Product availability depends on the producers. That means cooking with local ingredients requires flexibility and a little creativity.
Reducing your carbon footprint: Buying food from a food circle once a week can reduce your carbon footprint by about 1.5% per year, equivalent to 900 kilometres of driving.