Do we want to stand for a sustainable culture, or do we want to stand for a corporate empire? -Gary Holthaus, From the Farm to the Table

There are many opportunities for obtaining locally grown and organic food. These opportunities are continuing to grow as individuals begin to become aware of the current paths that their food is taking, and want to find a better way.

Buy local
Purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables in season. You can process these foods for use in the winter. Support local farmers by purchasing food directly from growers.

Join a food co-op
A co-op is a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise. When you become a member, you have a say in what goes on. Food co-ops work directly with local growers to provide locally grown and organic produce, poultry and beef, as well as having an ecological concern and offering fair prices.

Beware of greenwashed food
large food corporations often use the word organic as a part of a marketing strategy to make the appearance of healthy food. Read the ingredients list to determine if a food product truly is organic. Also, consider the distance the organic food traveled to get to the market and the environmental and economic impact it has. It's true we can't grow mangos in Indiana, but we can grow apples. Buying a locally grown apple benefits the local economy and respects the environment.