Still haven’t switched from buying your fruits and veggies at the grocery store…? Maybe if you knew that by buying your produce locally, whether it’s through the farmers’ market or a community garden, you can reduce the distance your food has to travel to get from the farm to your plate.
North American produce typically travels a minimum of 1,500 miles, which wastes barrels of crude oil and emits pollutants and greenhouse-gas emissions along the way.
Not sure if your town has a farmer’s market? Check out Local Harvest.org to help you find one.