What is Local? You decide.
Local food brings you closer to the source of your food, helps to reduce your carbon footprint and builds community. To some, local means homegrown, while others may include the entire Great Lakes region in their definition.
Take steps to get to know where your food is coming from by asking yourself:
- Is the product locally grown? produced? owned?
- If no local options are available, consider buying your global goods from a local business and look for organic and fair trade.
- Take into account how you travel to obtain your purchases as walking, biking, and local transit options help reduce your carbon footprint too.