eating both locally and organically is heavenly but can require a bit of work. Luckily I get a CSA share from Stillman's farm all summer. While they are not certified organic, they use sustainable means of agriculture. I split a Full Share with two friends and the pickup is conveniently located right outside of Clear Flour Bakery, where I work!
In the summer it is much much easier to find fruits and vegetables that are grown locally using organic methods-our farmers markets abound!
[summer never leave me!!!] Now I just have to work on preserving this local bounty. Look at these little dudes i found!
Bitesized Lemony cucumbers!!While I was at Whole Foods Brighton for a Local Food Lover Tweet-up I decided to pick up Vermont Soy Tofu. I have been wanting to try this brand for awhile.
Why do I choose organic? While there's been a bunch of hubabaloo on the internet about lately about studies that claim that "organic is no more nutritious" ie not worth the extra $$ i still buy organic, because even if that apple may not contain more vitamin a than a conventional apple, it still doesn't have the toxic residues that conventional produce has been shown to have.
~GoodEater Put out a great post with the top 5 organic visualization and i highly recommend you check them out here.
~What IS on your food?? Check out this site for some scary info on pesticide residues found in food, and how dangerous they are!
Why Local? To reduce food miles, to ensure the best nutritional quality, to reduce my carbon footprint, to support local famers and the local economy.
Both local and organic is obviously a win-win, and I try to assess each individual situation when only one option is available.
Happy Wednesday! I'm going to Grezzo for lunch and I can't wait! (and I've been 100% raw for three days! love it!)