Eating fruits and vegetables grown locally helps reduce air pollution and toxic pesticides on your food. Produce that’s out of season, can’t be grown locally and must travel far distances before it lands on your plate. This journey that your food goes on uses an enormous amount of fuel and releases tons of pollution into the air. So take a stroll through your local market. The fresh air be good for your soul, you’ll be supporting local farmers, helping your environment, and enjoying fruits and vegetables at their tastiest!
What fruits and vegetables might you find at your local farmers’ market…fresh from Autumn’s harvest?
- Winter Squash
- Broccoli Rabe
- Brussels Sprouts