Spring is a great time of year to enjoy the pleasure and positive environmental impact of buying locally-grown fresh fruit and vegetables. Buying locally keeps money in your community, supports small farmers and reduces the impact of carbon emissions associated with transportation and refrigeration. You can also choose to support farms using more sustainable, organic methods. Taking children to farms or farmers’ markets introduces them to the world of farming and helps them understand where their food comes from. As a bonus, have a conversation about why fruit and vegetables don’t have to be ‘picture perfect’ to be wonderful!
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