What you can do

You can make a difference!

Make a statement with your food dollars. Where you shop and what you purchase is an excellent way to influence poli-cies that determine how our food is produced.

 

  • Whenever possible, buy food from the source. The growth of farmstands, farmers markets, CSAs and buying clubs has made access to fresh produce, dairy products, meats and baked goods for everyone. http://www.localharvest.org/farmers-markets
    http://www.localharvest.org/csa/
    http://www.eatwellguide.org
  • Ask your local grocers to carry products from local farms.
  • Talk to restaurant owners and chefs about local foods, and encourage them to source their ingredients locally.
  • Work with your town’s school lunch program to encourage them to purchase ingredients from local farms: http://www.farmtoschool.org
  • Encourage local health care providers to teach their patients about the value of eating local, nutrient-dense foods.
  • Get to know your local farmers, and encourage them to educate their consumers as well.
Educate yourself, your friends and your family. There are many excellent sources of information about food freedom, local foods, and food policy.

 

Let your federal, state and local representatives know that their positions on agriculture and food issues matter to you. Remind them that policies that support small family farms are good for the economy, the environment, and for everyone’s health.

 

WATCH the Meatrix, a short entertaining video exposing the problems with factory farming while making the world safe for small sustainable farms.