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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
localharvest.org 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
sustainabletable.org 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 localharvest.org.
Drive to the Country
Many farmers operate roadside stands or pickyourown produce services. Either
way, you can ask first how the food is grown.
Certified organic foods must meet USDA standards — including no use of
bioengineering, growth hormones, antibiotics, or irradiation.
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