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How to Eat Local this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about two things:

1. Giving thanks, being grateful , reflecting on all we have.

2. The food!

Let’s focus on the latter for a moment, and talk about how we can celebrate this Thanksgiving’s feast in truly green fashion.  Here’s 4 simple ways:

– Start your day off right by shopping at local bakeries for homemade sticky buns, muffins and bagels.  A few tasty choices in Philly include Brown Betty and Sweet Freedom (gluten-free and vegan.)

– Utilize farmer’s markets! Philadelphians can head to Reading Terminal Market for an abundance of produce, bread, meats and more. ( Trust me you’ll feel even prouder about showing off your culinary prowess to family when you can brag that you used local ingredients.)

– Head to local pumpkin patches or apple orchards for your pies, tarts and pumpkin rolls. Yum.

– Finally, if you’re going for a traditional Thanksgiving Turkey, (Make sure to get one from a local farmer) check out these 5 eco-friendly ways to prepare it from greenopolis.

Find more helpful Thanksgiving tips here.

Posted by Beth

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Beth is a Health and Wellness expert who believes sustainability goes hand-in-hand with self care. She’s the girl whipping up kombucha cocktails at parties, and extolling the benefits of canning vegetables to anyone who will listen. View all posts by Beth Funari

1 thought on “How to Eat Local this Thanksgiving

  1. I pre-ordered our free-range turkey breast from Whole Foods – it’s from Koch’s local farm. I footed the bill this Thanksgiving since I wouldn’t eat meat otherwise, but glad to know the turkeys were treated well during their lifetime… I’m also thinking the happy turkeys will taste better for those all around! 🙂

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