The best way to learn about your food and where it comes from is to ask questions. Most restaurants and retailers are happy to tell customers if they source local food products. You can also ask your school, workplace, or community group about making the commitment to support local farmers and other food producers. Farmers, too, enjoy talking to their customers about their specific farming practices.
Set goals for incorporating local foods into your diet and make a plan for how you’re going to reach those goals. For example, you can pledge to visit a farmers’ market twice a month or to use local food in at least two meals per week. Small changes can make a big impact!