The average dinner travels approximately 1,500 miles. A food mile is the distance food travels from where it’s grown or raised to where it’s ultimately purchased by the consumer or end-user. By eating locally grown foods, it reduces the total carbon footprint of what it takes to get the food on the table.
Here are some ideas to reduce your impact on the environment and support local businesses and farms at the same time:
Newsletter – Publish a newsletter about your program. Include a section listing and thanking sponsors and contributors. Make your goals, mission, and wish list known to readers. Network. Cultivate community partnerships with local garden clubs, 4-H clubs, Master Gardeners, scouting groups, service organizations, businesses, and conservation organizations.
Check out this great video from a farmers market at Dallas