Sustainable Saturday - Buying Local and Organic

Buying local is not just about saving some money, supporting local farmers and the local economy, but about knowing where your food comes from.  This time of year you can find many varieties of apples, squash, green beans, broccoli and tomatoes. Not only can you plan meals for now, but you can also think about freezing or canning these fruits and vegetables to enjoy during the fall and winter months.

Frugal Green Living: Find Your Dinner at the Farmers' Market

Frugal Green Living: Preserving the Harvest

To find local CSA's, farmers markets, restaurants among other information on purchasing locally produced food:


Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association

The 2010 Ohio Sustainable  Farm Tour and Workshop Series

At our house we have recently been purchasing Local and Organic products from Nature's Garden Delivered.  While we have one of the best local farmer's market's 2 miles from our house in Old Worthington, Ohio, we find that having the produce delivered in the middle of the week allows for our supply to remain plentiful.  With two young children, one who exists on a diet of primarily fruit, it goes fast!  

Nature's Garden Delivered is a broker for multiple local farmers. Anything that they cannot get locally, they purchase fresh Organic produce from farms outside of Ohio.  We have found that everything is incredibly fresh and delicious thus far!  The Tiny portion is really more than enough for our family of 4 (2 adults / 2 children ages 2 & 4). 

There are franchises in Arizona, Georgia and the Ohio River Valley.  The Ohio River Valley includes Greater Cincinnati including SE Indiana, Northern Kentucky, Columbus and Louisville.  Also: Dayton, Indianapolis.  You can check on their website to see if they deliver to your area.

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