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Local Food Economics: It’s Easy to be a gluten-free local consumer

Posted Dec 02 2009 12:00am

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Check out this video presented by Georgia Organics.  It raises a lot of great questions and thoughts about the benefits of buying locally and creating a sustainable, local food economy.  We’ve gotten so used to buying cheap food, but is it good food?  Is it nutritious?  We don’t think twice about spending money on clothes, cars and home decorating.  Why not spend more on what we’re putting into our bodies?

The video features Ron Eyester, the chef/owner of Rosebud , one of my favorite local restaurants, discussing why he buys local.  Judith Winfrey and Joe Reynolds, from Love is Love Farm, share their thoughts about how we, as a community, can benefit from supporting local farms.  Check it out:

Eating locally fits easily into a healthy, gluten-free diet.  Fresh produce is definitely gluten-free and tastes so good!  Do you know what’s in season right now in your area?  What are some of the meals you make with fresh, seasonal produce?  If you live in Atlanta, here are some photos of local produce you can find right now at your farmer’s market.  Roasted sweet potatoes, homemade applesauce, butternut squash risotto.  Doesn’t it sound delicious?  Beautiful, local, AND gluten-free!

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