Okay you’ve worked on greening your home and maybe have decided to ditch the fluorescent blue cleaner that gives you a headache and make you sneeze and cough OR perhaps you’re just insisting everyone take off their shoes and helps you recycle. Pat yourself on the back you have started going green and now you can move onto the community! Don’t fret, I’m not insisting you ride your bike all over and only shop at the health food store!
You’ve probably heard a lot of buzz lately about local food. There are a lot of compelling reasons to shop at your local farmers market or produce stand, including supporting the local economy and reducing oil use for transporting food (grocery store fruits and travel an average of 1,500 miles from farm to table). Plus, super-fresh food just tastes better. But did you know that eating locally is good for not only your conscience and your palate, but also your family’s health? From nutrition profile to food safety, buying local produce is a great way to give your kids the healthiest food you can.