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Guest Blog: Community Inspired Duck Dishes

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To round out our theme this month of community inspired dishes, Kymberlee Fajardo of Free Spirit Eater wrote an amazing blog and recipe to share with you using local ingredients.  Thanks Kymberlee!   We’ve all heard about sustainable eating, eating local and having a sense of community. But what does this all mean? Consuming produce picked from a nearby  farm is always the best way to go. Not only are you helping keep these farms around but protecting the environment from the extra pollution bringing in foreign produce on wheels. Visiting the supermarket is not what it used to be. […]

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Be an Active Member of Your Food Community

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When I talk about the benefits of food, I usually focus on things like nutrition, convenience, and price—things that directly affect you.  But there are many more people affected by food than simply the person who eats it.  And the things that benefit us personally may come at the expense of the workers and the environment that make it all possible.  Buying while being mindful of fair wages, sustainability, and environmental issues makes the processes less like a transaction and more like a community, which ultimately benefits us all.  From the global to the local scale, there are many ways […]

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Guest Blogger: The Importance of Buying Local

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Jeanette, the blogger behind Jeanette’s Healthy Living recently joined a CSA. Thanks Jeanette for sharing all about CSA’s, the importance of buying locally grown produce, and the amazing photos! (Submitted by Jeanette from Jeanette’s Healthy Living) This summer, I decided to join a CSA (“Community Supported Agriculture”) group after considering this option for a few growing seasons.  So, what is a CSA? A CSA allows consumers to buy local, seasonal produce directly from a farm. The way it works is simple: the farm offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Consumers buy a share and are then the […]

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