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Shop Farmers' Markets
Most communities have public spaces where groups of farmers sell their products on designated days. To find a farmers' market in your area, go to and type in your zip code.

Buy in Season
Produce in your grocery store is less likely to have come from a long distance if it's in season and can be obtained from farms in the region. Visit to learn what's in season when in your state, and ask your store's manager to specially label local produce.

Participate in CSA
That's Community Supported Agriculture — a subscription service in which you pay an upfront fee to a farmer and get a weekly basket of fresh crops. Food is often dropped at a convenient location for pickup, and some farms deliver to your door. Find a CSA operation in your area at

Drive to the Country
Many farmers operate roadside stands or pickyourown produce services. Either way, you can ask first how the food is grown.

Buy Organic
Certified organic foods must meet USDA standards — including no use of bioengineering, growth hormones, antibiotics, or irradiation.


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