Are You Eating Local for Thanksgiving?

Are You Eating Local for Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is definitely a seasonal food event – squash and potatoes, spinach and brussel sprouts, mushroom stuffing, and pumpkin and apple pie. Yum… But what is seasonal here in the Midwest is not the same for the rest of the country. What would make Thanksgiving even tastier and eco-friendly would be to go seasonal and local. Eating local means fresher, healthier and better tasting foods. It also means supporting your local economy and farmers, and fewer greenhouse emissions through reduced transportation.

If you need some help,Grist has a nice list of cookbooks for local eating, also check out your local CSA for tips and recipes for your local foods.

Here's a few more tips to make your Thanksgiving dinner even more eco-friendly:
• Add organic to your meal requirements.
• Use the Eat Well Guide to find a turkey, or go vegetarian and pick up a yummy Tofurkey.
• Don't forget quality over quantity - make sure you cook just enough, so no food goes to waste.
Compost your scraps and recycle all those bottles of wine.

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