Tag Archives: eat local

The Low-Carbon Diet: 3 Ways to Make Your Diet Sustainable

The 3 Best Ways to Make Your Diet Greener

Seize Your Diet by the Greens! How to Make Your Diet More Sustainable

Seize Your Diet by the Greens! How to Make Your Diet More Sustainable

Living sustainably not only requires us to reevaluate our energy production, transportation system, industrial output, and residential energy efficiency–it also requires changing our eating habits. The food and agriculture industry is one of the 5 major contributing sectors to greenhouse gas emissions on a global scale and we need to take a hard look at how we produce, distribute, and consume our food. If you’re interested in making your diet more sustainable, consider these three substantial ways to reduce the environmental impact of keeping yourself fed: Continue reading

The Locavore Movement: Top 5 Ways to Eat Local

What Is a Locavore?

Eat Local: The Rise of the Locavore Movement

Eat Local: The Rise of the Locavore Movement

A “locavore” (or “localvore,” depending on who you ask) is someone who either exclusively or as a tendency eats food that is locally produced. The locavore movement (also known as the local food movement) has grown in popularity primarily due to increased interest in sustainability.

Widespread concerns about climate change and the effect of greenhouse gas emissions have played a significant role in its development. Many people have become concerned about the sustainability of transporting food over long distances. The locavore movement is the result of changing consumer behavior in light of this growing worry.

Locavores seek to reduce the environmental impact of food consumption by consuming locally produced food. What constitutes “local” is a debate in its own right, but many consider food that has traveled 100 miles or less from farm to table local. Continue reading

The Benefits of Community Supported Agriculture (Farm Shares and CSAs)

Community Supported Agriculture: Buying Local Food Direct

Eat Local With CSAs and Farm Shares

Eat Local With CSAs and Farm Shares

Over the last couple decades, CSAs (or farm shares, as they are commonly known) have become increasingly popular. CSAs allow consumers to purchase food directly from a local farmer.

Farmers sell a number of “shares” that can be bought by the public. Generally, each share amounts to a box of vegetables, but some farmers also offer meat, dairy, or fruit products.

There are some great advantages to buying into a CSA program–for both consumers and for farmers. If you’re interested in eating local and supporting local farmers, there are a number of reasons why you should consider purchasing a subscription to a farm share. Continue reading