This is a photoset on locally grown foods.
Eating locally grown foods has an impact far beyond the relatively little money you pay for it.
It’s an important step for the environment since it reduces the energy needed to grow the food and get it to you. It’s good for local farmers, because it helps them stay in business and thrive.
It’s also good for you spiritually. It feels good to take a step that so clearly helps both local people and the earth. It feels good knowing that your food is fresh and was brought straight from the farm to the market.
The Carbon Conscious Consumer is asking people to buy one pound of locally grown food a week this month. Here’s a banner that allows you to read more.
We’re asking people to take part because it’s a small step that anyone can do. By taking part, people begin to think more about where their food comes from and how they can take small steps that could add up to something big if we all join in.
Share from a local organic farm in Sebastopol, CA
originally posted by brookelynn23
“kale, saladmix, cabbage, fingerlings, rainbowchard, strawberries, raspberries, artichoke, redonions, whiteonions, basic, cilantro, dandelionleaves, dill, parsley, zuchini, dill, floweringoregano, floweringthyme, sage, rosemary, nettlepesto”
This picture is of a share from a community supported farm in Sebastopol, CA. What a beautiful harvest of locally-grown, organic foods.
Locally grown organic food at a Portsmouth, NH farmer’s market
originally posted by jdickert
“Here’s Josh and Jean, the farmers from Meadow’s Mirth helping some customers. Fresh garlic, zucchini, flowers and other certified organic goodies.Taken at the Portsmouth, NH farmer’s market.”
There’s nothing like a Saturday morning trip to the farmer’s market in the Summertime. This local grower features what looks like all organic produce.
More locally grown food at the farmer’s market in Des Moines, IA
originally posted by jasoncross
Speaking of farmer’s markets, here’s a picture taken at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market. A great photo with beautiful colors — it looks like there’s a great supply of good food available.
Locally grown peppers in Albany, NY
originally posted by landis.
Here’s a great, colorful shot of freshly picked peppers at the Albany, NY farmers market. That produce looks great — and it probably costs less than the supermarket as well.
Organic tomatos from a local, organic farm
originally posted by joannseyes.
We’ll close with these words from Michael Pollan that were posted with the above picture of some amazing looking fresh, locally grown tomatos.
“Ripe vegetables were magic to me. Unharvested, the garden bristled with possibility. I would quicken at the sight of a ripe tomato, sounding its redness from deep amidst the undifferentiated green. To lift a bean plant’s hood of heartshaped leaves and discover a clutch of long slender pods handing underneath could make me catch my breath.”
~ Michael Pollan