Use the resources on this page to connect to tips and guides for eating local!
Guides & Publications
In addition to our new online Food Atlas, The Food & Farming team at Sustainable Connections works year-round to provide resources to help everyone in our community Eat Local First. We have a number of hard copy print guides, brochures, directories, and lists that can be found in and around our community.
Farm Boxes / CSA
A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is an arrangement between a farmer and customer where you buy a subscription to a local farm in advance of the season. The farmer uses the up-front funds for everything needed to grow the food. In return, the farmer delivers your weekly “share” of the harvest.
Visiting your local farmers market is one of the best ways to nourish yourself and our community! You’ll find farm fresh fruits and vegetables picked that morning or the day before at peak ripeness; organic and non-GMO foods, and all the options you could want for eating with the seasons. Local farmers often grow for flavor, so if you are seeking the best ingredients for amazing meals, this is the place to find them!
If taking care of the environment is a top priority you can ask each farmer exactly how they grow their food and what they do to be good stewards of the land. Shopping at the farmers market supports local family farms, local agricultural jobs, and businesses that re-invest what they make right here in our community.
Farmers markets are also a wonderful place to gather and connect. Visiting is a fun family activity, and you can meet members of your community. Some farmers markets even offer entertainment and classes, making it a terrific way to while away an afternoon!