Is everyone doing it this year? That’s what it seems like! Walking around with an up-cycled tote bag filled with produce from the local market is a must have accessory. Labels for “organic”, ”antibiotic-free,” and “low pesticide” are slapped on the side of every food package. And survey after survey reveals that more and more young people are now choosing to buy organic food and produce with similar labels.
So in honor of a holiday filled with food, let’s celebrate some of this organic love as well. Here are three ways to turn this Thanksgiving into a (locally-sourced) turkey day that will make both you and the planet smile:
- Start with the main event: A local, humanely raised turkey makes the perfect centerpiece of your Organic Thanksgiving. The best way to guarantee a farm fresh turkey for the big day is to reserve your bird from a local farm. Either sign up with a farm in-person at a farmers market, or hop online to find a participating farm nearby.
- Go on a farmers market outing: Make use of that up-cycled tote bag and overfill fill it with the freshest produce of the season. The number of farmers markets across the country continues to increase – to find the market closest to you just check online here or here. Can’t make it out to a market this season? No worries — you can get all that farm fresh goodness delivered straight to your front door.
- Think about what you’re not eating: Organics mean more than just food – everything from your napkins to your post meal pajama pants can be organic.
Alright, now it’s your turn. Do you try to buy organic food? How important is it for you to know where your food comes from?