Being green is not just about recycling and reusing things, turning off the water or lowering your heat. Yes they all help but there is an area that people don't think about with being green. Local food. Eat local grown or raised food meat and veggies. If they are not in season, don't buy them.
The reason being is if they are not in season then they had to be brought here some how weather by plane or truck but it took lots of gas and oil and other things that pollute the air. So buying local really cuts that down.
There is no plane needed or large haul truck. Also got to think about what is needed to keep your food from spoiling over that long distance travel. What kind of chemicals?
Green living is also green eating for us and for our environment as well. It is also a great way to give back and to support your own community. It is great all the way around. If you look around your area or look up on the internet for organic markets or co-ops.
You can easily find your local growers in your area and they will sell directly to you. I just bought 100 pounds of beef cut and wrapped from the farmer for $300.00, that is really cheap.
By cutepachef from Corning, NY
Excellent tip! Who remembers the days when whatever wasn't canned in season wasn't available in the off-season? Our supermarkets have us thoroughly spoiled.
One of my New Year's resolutions this year is to drag hubby off to the farmer's market for as much produce as we can afford, straight from the field. We've already switched to a local feed store for our dogs' kibble. We got sick of the chain store's lack of reliable supply and climbing prices. I'm hoping to be able to afford to shop somewhere other than Save-a-Lot for more of our groceries (not just produce) this year. Quality has dipped drastically since the store recently came under new management.
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