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Eat Local!

Organic is good, but when you are talking about overall environmental impact, eating local can make an even bigger difference. I'm sure it wouldn't take much talking to convince you that organic foods that have to travel in a truck for several hundred miles, still uses more fossil fuel resources than conventional foods harvested right down the road. Now if you can buy local and organic, all the better!

As we look at the continued concern of where our food comes from, how it is handled, processed, packaged, grown, and otherwise manipulated, you can see how there is a lot of sense in buying fresh meats, fruits, veggies, and even baked goods from a local source where you can drive by and see how your food is being treated.

Even if you are not a foodie or an environmentalist, maybe you can at least appreciate supporting local businesses. Eat Local, Colorado! is a website I discovered that connects you to local food sources, unfortunately, it's hard to tell if things are completely functional online yet. Another great website is PickYourOwn.org that can link you to farms in Colorado.

Thanks to everyone who shared thoughts earlier this week! If you have other suggestions, please tell us!

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