3 Easy & Cheap Ways to Eat Locally
May 28, 2013
There are many reasons to eat locally. Choosing locally-sourced food is good for the environment as well as your health. Local food and produce is usually grown organically, or at least without harmful pesticides. Additionally, you’re helping sustain the local economy by purchasing from local farmers. Here are a few ways to eat locally without breaking the budget.
1. Shop at the Farmer’s Market
This is the most obvious and easiest way. Most markets are open on Saturday mornings and sometimes Wednesday evenings—so make sure to check out the schedule in your area. Click here for information about the Boulder Farmer’s Market.
2. Join a CSA
A CSA is community supported agriculture. For a flat monthly rate, you receive a box that is a medley of fresh, local produce. It can be delivered to your door or you get it at a pick-up site. May local farms in Boulder particpate is CSA programs and you can find out more about them by visiting Ecovian’s website.
3. Grow Your Own Food
This could be as easy or as complex as you have time for. Start out by growing your own herbs on a windowsill and then graduate to growing a container garden of tomatoes and peppers.
By doing some research and thinking creatively, it can be easy and cheap to eat local. Try it out today!
–Niomi Williams, Financial Literacy Educator
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