An interesting concept related to carbon footprints is that of ‘food miles’ – the distance food travels from where it is grown to where it is ultimately purchased or consumed by the end user.
How much of the food the average person eats will be locally produced? And how much will travel hundreds, if not thousands, of miles before it is delivered to their plate? The more food miles that attach to a given food, the less sustainable and the less environmentally desirable that food is.
By having our own herd on our doorstep, we are working hard to cut down on the miles our food travels as well as supporting the local community.