Shopping and Eating Locally
The Natural Resources Defense Council has put together an interactive database of foods that are in season in each state. Learn more about the benefits of eating foods that are locally grown and find seasonal recipes that take advantage of the crops in your area.
A free online directory for anyone in search of fresh, locally grown and sustainably produced food in the United States and Canada, Eat Well has thousands of listings include family farms, restaurants, farmers’ markets, grocery stores, community supported agriculture (CSA) programs, U-pick orchards and more. Users can search by location, keyword, category or product to find good food, download customized guides, or plan a trip with a mapping tool.
Confused by what fruits and vegetables are in season in your area? Check out this interactive map on epicurious.com to find out what kinds of produce are freshest each month. Browse by month and by state.
Looking for vegetarian restaurants or health food stores near you? This website makes it easy to locate vegan, vegetarian and vegetarian-friendly restaurants and stores around the world, making it a very helpful resource for travelers.
Find farmers’ markets that sell locally grown, organic foods near you by entering your zip code on this site. You can also find co-ops and natural grocery stores, restaurants as well as online vendors through this site.
Need a cheat sheet? Print these out and take them to the store when you go shopping.
Check out the full list of fruits and vegetables, and whether you should buy them organic or not based on their exposure to pesticides.
If you love seafood, but can’t always remember which species are in danger of being overfished, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has some great pocket guides you can print and carry with you. Check out the guide for regional fish or the list of safer choices. You can also check out their mobile website while you’re on the go.
Our Favorite Lists
Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite lists of links from around the Web, with tips for everything — from finding cheap, green food options to the most affordable.