Most days of the year, your food has traveled more miles to get to your table than you will in a lifetime (coffee, chocolate, almond milk, bananas, avacados, oranges, chia seeds, quinoa, beef, fish, etc.)
Think about it.
The outdoor local produce season (aka farmer's markets) is probably wrapping up in the next weeks, but supporting local farms and eating foods in season is a small way to reduce the carbon footprint your meals have as they make their way to you-- and grocery stores are getting on board, too. (See #theuglytruth campaigns popping up at a grocery store near you).
By eating locally, the foods we eat are fresher, in-season, and grown by families and companies that employ our neighbors. On an encouraging note, I heard an ad on the radio this morning reminding folks that SNAP dollars (previously known as food stamps) used at farmers markets count for double (at least in CO)--this suggests to me that the demand for local produce at an affordable price is rising. Win!