10 ways to escape Big Food hell
The start of summer opens up so many choices for sourcing fresh and healthy food. Which steps are you ready to take to help build an alternative food system? Here are 10 ideas for inspiration:
Plan your meals: Think ahead to what you will eat and buy the ingredients to prepare those foods.
Cook from scratch at home: Take a pass on fast food and prepared foods. Enjoy the process of combining fresh ingredients seasoned with the flavors you like most.
Only shop the perimeter: When in big box stores, hit the meat, dairy, and produce areas, but avoid the inner aisles.
Go to the farmers market: Talk to the people who produce food in your community, and buy some essentials from them.
Join a CSA: Feeling adventurous? Expand your culinary skills with a subscription to weekly baskets of fresh food, and have some fun cooking with the seasons.
Visit a regenerative farm: Learn how small farms and ranches care for land, animals, and plants without the need for chemicals. Many farms offer tours and work days for volunteers to get involved.
Eat more nutrient-dense foods: Get the most vitamins and minerals for the fewest calories. Foods like liver, eggs, and small oily fish are by definition minimally processed.
Stop wasting food: Cook what you buy, and eat all the leftovers.
Plant a garden: Herbs growing in a sunny windowsill, containers on the patio, raised beds in the backyard, or a plot in the community garden - on any scale, it’s incredibly satisfying to grow some of the food you eat.
Join the conversation: Share your thoughts right here at Fix the Food.