Local Food Resources

 

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Farmer’s Markets are becoming increasingly prevalent throughout our country. Over the past 20 years, local foods, farmers markets, and community supported agriculture have gained popularity. Fortunately, North Carolina has been a front-runner in setting a good example in supporting the local food movement. I am so thankful to be living in a healthy local food environment, and my job as a Dietitian (and a foodie blogger!) is to provide you with the adequate resources you need to eat healthier and become more active in the local food movement!

I have discovered that the lovely folks at Nebraska Cooperative Extension have several free resources that can help you learn what’s in season, how to sell foods locally, how to can and preserve foods, how to shop at the farmers market, and much more. I encourage you to check them out!

1. Local foods by the season, recipes and food preservation handouts:

http://food.unl.edu/web/localfoods/seasonal-foods

2. Helping people get started to sell foods locally:

http://food.unl.edu/web/localfoods/urbanag

3. Powerpoint presentations, handouts on shopping at farmer’s markets:

http://food.unl.edu/web/safety/farmersmarket

4. Generic farmer’s market pictures to download for handouts, publications, powerpoints, blogs, etc:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alicehenneman/sets/72157626999833318/

Remember to buy fresh and buy local!

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Support your local farmers!

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