In the United States, the average meal travels 1,500 miles before it reaches the dinner table. That's a longer drive than New York City to Miami Beach. And what happens to your food along the way? It loses freshness and nutrients; the container it travels in is costly to produce and maintain; the vehicle transporting the container is spitting out pollutants to darken the sky. All this for your pigs in a blanket. We know you love Kroger, but patronizing the local market will keep your money closer to home, and helps to save our country's disappearing farmland.