Eating locally means reducing your carbon footprint, by purchasing/growing foods in your local area.
“Most food travels over 1,500 miles from farm to plate. Buying locally grown food reduces pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels while preserving farmland near our cities. Your food dollars make a difference in building a sustainable future.” ~Eat Local Milwaukee
In addition, it strengthens your local economy & it actually tastes much better!
Admittedly, I haven’t take big steps to do so. However, I consider my father’s organic garden my own personal CSA. Dad has been gardening organically since the 70s, so it’s what I grew up on.
When I heard Whole Foods was sponsoring an event to celebrate their commitment to eating locally, I jumped at the chance to go. They had set up an exciting vendor fair highlighting local products. It was a great chance to chat with local vendors, and put a face to the product.
*Please note, not all of photos shown are local items.
What are your thoughts on eating locally?