Become a Locavore

Most of us can't grow all our own food, but we can strive to eat locally produced foods harvested at their peak of flavor and nutrition. Support local farmers by buying direct from the farm and at local farmers' markets. Or join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) organization, which is essentially a subscription for locally produced foods. You pay a certain amount to the farmer up front, usually in early spring, and then receive weekly deliveries of produce, flowers, fruit, eggs, or other farm products.

Many small farms are organic; those that aren't usually use ecologically sound practices. Ask the farmers, and they'll be happy to tell you about their farming philosophy and techniques. For products that can't be grown locally, such as coffee and chocolate, look for organic options. Also, some companies sell products described as "fair trade" or "sustainably grown" that benefit both the environment and family farmers in their native countries.

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