Ah, those wonderful fresh
veggies of summer!
Enjoy them for their fresh flavor, healthy nutrients, and best of all, their low carbon footprint. When you grow your own or buy local produce you keep tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere because so much of what you find in supermarkets is shipped in from all over the world. Take it a step further and look for recipes with no animal products. It takes ten times more fossil fuel to produce a calorie of meat than a calorie of plant food, so you can make a big difference by eating plant-based meals just two or three times a week.
Find Connecticut farmers’ markets, farms, farm stands, CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture,) as well as restaurants and retailers that source from local farms at: www.buyctgrown.com. To find Connecticut’s organic food and farms go to www.ctnofa.org.