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Celebrate Sustainable Food for Spring

Celebrate Sustainable Food for Spring

Spring is a time of awakening and renewal. To me, it is more motivational than New Yearís, — the more traditional time for life-improvement resolutions — because I tend to still be recovering from the holidays.

For me, spring is the time to think about the food that I eat and to renew my commitment to eating food thatís healthier for me and our environment.

Thatís why each spring I put together a realistic plan of things that I can do that are simple but that still make a difference. Here are a few of them to get your started.

Grow your†own food. You donít have to have your own farm or even a single acre of land, but even growing some of your food in a container garden makes a big difference to both your diet and our food system.

For those who live in colder winter climates and are tired of the limited number of fresh produce choices, celebrate the fact that spring brings a wider variety.† Recommit to eating locally and enjoying what is in season where you live. As I have written about many times, eating seasonally offers many advantages including saving you money and providing fresher and tastier produce.

Spring renews the chance to shop locally for your fruits and vegetables at a farmersí market or even by joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). To find local, in season produce near you, check Sustainable Table or Local Harvest.

One of my favorite ways to celebrate spring is to go to a food festival or to pick my own strawberries at a local farm. Take part in a sustainable food activity in your community, or even while you are on spring break. Several organizations/communities have sustainable events or food festivals at this time of year. And many local farms and farmersí markets have events to celebrate the season. Check Local Harvest to find an event near you.

Related Links:
10 Superfoods for Spring
3 Easy Ways to Eat and Feel Healthier
Eating Dandelions

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Judi Gerber

Judi Gerber is a University of California Master Gardener with a certificate in Horticultural Therapy. She writes about sustainable farming, local foods, and organic gardening for multiple magazines. Her book Farming in Torrance and the South Bay was released in September 2008.


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8:57AM PDT on Apr 26, 2013

we cant wait till we get our garden in place

8:41PM PDT on Apr 25, 2013

Love growing my own vegetables, they taste much better especially fresh tomatoes :) yummy

11:13AM PDT on Apr 13, 2013


3:28AM PDT on Apr 13, 2013


1:48AM PST on Feb 19, 2013

Thank you :)

7:33AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

thanks for posting

4:44AM PST on Jan 11, 2013

Having sustainable food is for our future

8:24AM PST on Dec 19, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

10:21PM PST on Dec 13, 2012

thank you

10:44AM PDT on May 11, 2012

thank you

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