Table of Contents: Eat Local

Part I: Introduction

1. Introduction to Eating Local 7
2. Our Runaway Food System 11
3. Why Eat Local? 16
4. Concerns & Challenges 22
5. Getting Started in Eating Local 28
6. Organic and Sustainable 32
7. Seasonal Eating 35
8. First Steps: Healthy Eating & Cooking 39
9. For the Children (and Ourselves) 44

Part II: Eat Local: Finding Local Food

10. The Grocery Store Challenge 50
11. How to Pick Produce 56
12. Questions to Ask Your Produce Manager 62
13. Farmers Markets 65
14. CSAs 70
15. Farm Stands/Local Farms 74
16. Google/Internet 78
17. Co-ops and Natural Food Stores 80
18. Newspapers and Magazines 82
19. Buying Clubs 84
20. Other Places to Purchase Local Food 86
21. Restaurants 89
22. Pick Your Own (U-Pick) 93
23. Questions to Ask the Farmer 95
24. Grow Your Own 99
25. Foraging 102

Part III: Saving Money With Local Food

26. Saving Money with Local Food: Introduction 107
27. Planning 110
28. Food Budget 115
29. Saving Money with Farmers 119
30. Farmers’ Market Money Saving Tips 124
31. Food Preservation Techniques 129

Part IV: Eat Well

32. Enjoy! 135
33. Cooking Tips 137
34. Slow Food 141
35. Organic 145
36. Sustainable 148
37. Animal Options 152
38. The Plant-Based Diet 157

Part IV: Join The Local Food Movement

39. Investing in Our Children 162
40. Join a Local Food Group 165
41. School Gardens 167
42. Farm to School Programs 169
43. Helping the Hungry 171
44. Community Gardens 173
45 Food Policy Councils 175

Part V: Appendices

Glossary 177
Resources 181
Publisher’s Page 185
Author’s Page 186
Notes 187