Local Food Resources - Page 2
5) Eatwild tells you where you can find safe, healthy, natural and nutritious grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, pork, dairy and other wild edibles. Also offered is the book Pasture Perfect: The Far-Reaching Benefits of Choosing Meat, Eggs, and Dairy Products from Grass-Fed Animals, by Jo Robinson.
6) Shopper's Guide to Pesticides is an iPhone app created by the Environmental Working Group. This handy guide lets you know which produce to buy organic and which conventionally-grown fruits and veggies are okay if organic isn't available. You can also receive EWP's e-mail updates, action alerts, and environmental tips. Download the app for free at foodnews.org
7) Seafood Watch allows you to make mindful choices in a time when the world's oceans are severely over-fished. This iPhone app gives you the latest recommendations directly by letting you search for seafood by region.
8) Of edible landscape. The complete title of the books are: Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community, and The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping: Home Landscaping with Edible Plants and Resource-Saving Techniques. Both books are available at Amazon.com. To start a local chapter of Food Not Lawns, visit them here.
9) How to preserve fresh food for the winter? Learn the art of storing from the National Center for Home Food Preservation. Canning, freezing, dehydrating are just the beginning. There's also making fruit leathers, sun drying, vine drying, and specialty crafts such as making meat jerkies and leathers.
These helpful resources will get a novice started and give a seasoned whole-food eater more options. Eat well, live well.