9 Secrets to Finding the Best Local Food

There’s a cheaper, more convenient way to get local food than heading to your farmers’ market every week.

By Emily Main


Shopping at a CSA: Do you like to cook?

Do you like to cook?

Love to cook? You’ll love a CSA. The weekly boxes provide a constant variety of foods you may or may not be familiar with, along with constant inspiration to come up with new dishes. But if you don’t like to cook or don’t know how, a weekly veggie delivery may not compel you to start. Take a cooking class. Most community colleges now offer classes in cooking seasonal foods. And check out the farmer’s website or social media outlets. CSAs often provide recipes to accompany their weekly boxes, and some farms have Facebook pages where CSA members and the farmer can swap cooking tips and ideas.

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