Want to get healthy? Be green? Increasingly, this means shopping locally grown. Don't know about you, but I'm definitely trying to buy more locally grown food these days!
Whether local products are certified organic -- bearing the USDA's green and white seal of approval -- or not, small-scale growers are often dedicated to healthier growing practices. Healthier for the earth, their animals, and our bodies, that is. And when you shop local, you support local farmers, too.
If you need help deciding where to shop, here are a couple websites that make it easy as pie: Local Harvest
and Eat Well Guide
. Both are online directories of sustainable food suppliers, searchable by location. Just pop in your zip code and pull up a list of who's growing sustainably and/or organic in your area.
In addition, Mother Earth News offers a handy short-list of all the major websites that let you search for locally grown foods
. This post is kind of old now, but the information is still relevant and well worth a look.
From outdoors farmers' markets to health food stores and supermarkets, or even direct from the farms themselves, it's all there and so
easy to find.