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Food Independence Day

Free Your Picnic: Food Independence Day

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Eating local food is patriotic. Buying local food is an easy and delicious way to support small farmers and local economies, and often to reduce your picnic's "carbon foodprint."

Readers' 4th of July Local Food (SLIDESHOW, VOTE)

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Our readers sent in pictures of many delicious local foods they ate this past weekend -- bought at farmers markets, grown in their backyards, and even...

6 Reasons to Eat Local Food This 4th of July

Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Katherine Goldstein

The farmers markets around the country are bursting with all kinds of delicious fruits and vegetables -- here are six reasons to show your red, white and blue by buying local foods this holiday weekend.

Red, White and Greener: This Fourth, Declare Your Food Independence

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

Local food is not only a tasty alternative to its over-processed, over-traveled industrially-produced counterparts, but it's also patriotic to support local farmers.