So, as an almost vegetarian, you are committed to eating well. Good for you! And part of that commitment means eating locally. But where do you find sources of locally grown produce? Where do you find farmers' markets and family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your neighborhood?
And, while you are at it, what about restaurants? Where do you find restaurants right in your area that use locally grown foods?
Well, have I got some Websites for you.
Finding locally grown produce
I found two really good sites. Here's hoping they are as handy for you!
Founded in 1998 (by a software engineer, of all people!), Local Harvest, is a nationwide (alas, our friends from Canada and other countries won't find much help here, I'm afraid) directory of small farms, farmers markets, and other local food sources. But what if you just can't get to these sources? Then take advantage of their online store where you can buy everything from honey and seeds to soaps, syrups, fruits, baskets, gourds, and soaps.
Eat Well Guide
As with the Local Harvest, the Eat Well Guide helps you find farms and other sources of locally grown produce. It doesn't have an online store, as Local Harvest does, but its database does include restaurants that rely on locally grown produce. And, even better, while it, too, includes sources for Americans, it also includes sources for our Canadian friends. Pretty good, eh?