- Supermarket produce usually travels about 1,500 miles to get to your dinner plate. By growing your own food, you cut way down on the carbon used to produce and ship food to Boulder.
- If you can’t grow your own vegetables, then shop at the Farmers’ Market or join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).
Can or freeze your summer surplus so you can eat locally in the winter.
The Boulder County Farmers' Market is every Wednesday and Saturday at 13th and Canyon in Boulder, and every Saturday in Longmont at the Fair Grounds, spring through fall.
Try to eat vegetables and fruits in season.
A winter squash from Colorado has
a much smaller carbon footprint than winter tomatoes shipped from Mexico.
Vegetables don’t need to stay in the vegetable garden. Sue Rigdon uses chives as a border for her flower gardens.
Jean Morgan plants zucchini in her alley hell-strip, along with flowers. The heat from the street makes her zucchini extra-fruitful!