One way to help the environment and reduce your carbon footprint is by purchasing and eating local and in-season foods. By eating locally, you are helping to reduce pollution from transportation while supporting local jobs at the same time. Local farmers’ markets are a great place to find seasonal, local produce.
Some of the fruits and vegetables in season this summer, just to name a few:
One easy way to find out what's in season near you is to use this seasonal food guide. Texasfarmersmarket.org is another great resource for finding seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as blog posts about green living and healthy eating. Live near Houston? For a complete list of Houston area farmer's markets, check out Visit Houston's web page.
Isabela is an undergraduate at Claremont McKenna College pursuing a degree in Environment, Economics, and Politics, with a particular interest in sustainability. She spent this summer assisting with marketing research and writing blog and social media posts for the Texas Coastal Exchange.