Living the WELL Life


Where Does Your Food Come From? - by Christina Pirello

Friday, March 12, 2010

It’s all the rage. Eating organically produced foods, supporting farm markets, CSA’s and eating locally have become as common in our language of food as food itself.

We are all concerned with making a lighter footprint; leaving the world a little better, a little cleaner for our being here. We want to consume fewer resources; create less waste.

But how do we do it. We live in a four-season climate. It’s not like farm markets in California with a nearly year-round growing season. Most of the country has winter, months and months where it’s incredibly difficult to eat locally.

We do the best we can do. We buy organic when we can; locally when it’s possible. And now it’s easier than ever.

A cooking student of mine just sent me this link and I found myself ditching work so I could stay here and navigate around. This simple website helps you locate food…and tells you how far it has to travel to your dinner plate. It will amaze you and make life so much easier. Finally, there’s a place. A place where by searching for local foods, you can discover what it takes to get food to your table, seasonality (because it tells you what is available local to you).

And…you get to make choices based on information and facts. You get to make an educated choice and don’t we love that?

Check it out! You will love this.

www.nrdc.org/health/foodmiles

Oh…and to find a local farm market or CSA near you, head on over to

www.localharvest.org.

 



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