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November 09, 2011

Green Your Grocery-Store Trip: Think Local

Farmers' marketThe eco-impact of trips to the grocery store can really add up. This week’s tips look at ways to go easy on the planet when it’s time to stock the fridge and pantry.

Tip #3: Buy local, seasonal food.

During fall and winter, ask yourself whether you really need those strawberries that were flown all the way in from South America. A great way to reduce your carbon footprint is to think seasonally, by finding out what foods are being grown where you live. One option for finding fresh, local produce is to frequent your nearest farmers' market.

Tell us: What's your favorite source for local, seasonal food?

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