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.
Rachel is an Chicago-based architect and LEED Accredited Professional. When she's not designing homes, she enjoys spending her free time traveling, gardening, and playing with her french bulldog.
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