Participating In Farmers Markets!
Eat Local, Think Global By Participating In Farmers Markets And CSAs
If you want to change the world, you might want to start with the food on your plate first. It’s no joke, changing your diet and being more mindful of what you put in your mouth can help change the world in a big way. In fact, by simply changing from an anything goes diet to an organic food diet, you’ll be keeping the environment safe.
Sometimes the biggest changes are the ones that seem small. In fact, it may need a bit of attention and some investment, but other than that, changing into an organic diet isn’t as hard as it sounds. It’s not really like you’re going to put smaller sizes of servings on your plate, you’re merely going to be more discerning of the food that you buy and cook.
Here are some tips to get you started on eating organic.
Learn More About Organic Food When Participating In Farmers Markets
Get To Know Your Organic Farmers
No better way to discover the benefits of organic food on your plate and in your body than hearing first hand from the farmers themselves. Farmers markets are places where organic farmers sell their produce. It’s also a good place to get your hands on different products made from organic items and non-genetically modified organisms. For example, if you’re looking for all-natural cheese made from milk from non GMO dairy cows, then the farmers market is the best place to buy that.
Participating In farmers markets is also a great way to meet your local organic farmers. Meet, greet, and make friends with these nature lovers and you’ll have an easier time getting fresh produce for your dinner table.
Become part of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
There’s no better way for an organic farmer to get the help that he or she needs in making sure that their organic produce gets sold than when the local community bands together to support the organic farmer. By being part of a CSA, you will be included in a list of people who will receive weekly batches of produce from the local farmer. All of the people on the list receive the same batches so whatever the farmer has a harvest, he’s sure that the community is ready to support his farm.
Grow Your Own Organic Garden
Another great way to make sure that you get organic food on your plate is by growing your own organic garden. It doesn’t really matter how large your space is (although it does help having space to plant your garden), since there are some ingenious ways that you can grow some organic produce in your home. If you want to really make the best out of your space, all you need to do is to plan a little.
After planning (deciding what to plant, choosing where to plant them, etc) you should get your hands on non-GMO seeds and heirloom seeds. These seeds are easily ordered online and are the best way for you to make sure that what you’re planting aren’t mutant seeds.
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