Crossposted from the It’s Easy Being Green blog
Everyone can help to build a stronger food system by working to become better “food citizens.” Be aware of what you’re consuming, where it is grown or produced, and whether others also have the opportunity to eat healthy, local food. Through wise food purchasing and consumption we can keep our farms productive, our food businesses thriving, and ensure that everyone has access to affordable, healthy food.
Here are 10 ways to become a local food champion:
1. Buy local Few places do food better than King County with more than 100 products grown in the region. And buying local is a great way to cut down on the environmental impact of your food. Whatever your reason for choosing local – supporting local farmers, sourcing what’s fresh and in season, better nutrition and advocating for food access – learning about farming in your region and appreciating the seasonal foods available is a great place to start.