Smart Tips with Renée Loux: Buying Local Foods

Did you know the average distance food travels from farm to plate is 1,500 miles?

When buying local, stock up on seasonal specialties such as ripe tomatoes, corn, apricots, peaches, and berries.

Freeze a big batch so you can enjoy local fresh delicacies even in the winter.

For freezing veggies, blanch them in a pot of hot water first to help preserve freshness. Fruits only need a good wash before freezing.

Consider becoming a member of Community Supported Agriculture, and the season typically runs from spring through fall. Visit LocalHarvest.org/csa to find one near you.

Buy fresh and buy local for a healthier you.

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