In Support of Community

Friday, February 24, 2006

I decided recently to start having organic produce that is locally grown delivered to our house bi-weekly. I learned recently that it takes 78 calories of fossil fuel to produce 1 calorie of beef protein. One way to support local organic farms, cut down on the wastefulness of transporting food from far away, and to keep money in the local community is to use organizations like Organics to You for your produce, grow some produce in raised beds in your backyard, or shop at your local Farmer's Market during season. In a day and age where local businesses are being overrun by Walmart, Target, Fred Meyer, Starbucks, etc., it is important to support community sustenance in whatever ways we can. I'm trying to go to locally owned coffee shops as much as possible, but I will admit, it is difficult (especially on the west side) when there is a Starbucks at just about every intersection. Another way in which you can support community is to dine at locally owned restaurants instead of chains if possible, because by doing so, you keep money in the community instead of letting it leak out into the corporate world. Just a few thoughts... Posted by Picasa


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