There are many advantages to buying locally grown produce. In the first place, this produce is going to be much fresher, and therefore much more tasty, when you eat it. On top of that, you will find that it does not consume large amounts of fuel in terms of transportation costs. Finally, if it was produced locally, there is a better chance that it was produced ethically.
If you want to start looking into locally grown produce, take a moment and look at your local farmer’s market. A farmer’s market puts you into contact with people who grow their own vegetables, and you can rest assured that most of the vegetables that you find were picked the day before or even that morning. Some cities have farmer’s markets that operate every week or every two weeks through the growing season.
Another way to for you to find locally grown produce is to look at your local organic grocery or co-op. Both of these places will have locally grown items listed for you, and some will even tell you how far these products have traveled. Find the grocery co-ops in your area to find out more about local produce and what it can do for you!