Farm-Fresh Fast! 6 Sources for Local Food

Eating local, organic and in-season foods is a growing trend because it benefits so many.

| May/June 2010

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Eating local, organic and in-season foods is a growing trend because it benefits so many: Consumers get healthier foods, farmers can sell directly to consumers and less energy is required to get food from the farm to your plate. These six sources make it easy to partake.

1. Community-supported agriculture (CSA)

Buy a subscription with a local farmer for a weekly boxful of the fresh harvest. To find CSAs: Local Harvest or Green People 

2. Community gardens



Join with neighbors to cultivate plots of produce, flowers and herbs—and grow neighborhood roots. For information: American Community Gardening Association and Garden Sites Directory 

3. Farmer's markets






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