When it comes to food, we prefer to have anything local that we can get. Thankfully, at least for us, it seems that finding local food is getting easier. But if you're not sure where to start (or, if you're looking to buy local goods en masse), here's a site for you.
We like Local Dirt because it's helpful for the everyday consumer (pointing out farmers' markets and local farmers), but also because it will likely help larger entities like schools and hospitals buy more local foods. It's an easy-to-use database of markets, CSAs, distributors, large farms, and more.
If you're looking for local food from within 500 miles (you can find it as close at 10 miles, too), be sure to check it out. For more on how Local Dirt is helping bring local food to communities, read this story from NPR.
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