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Which do you prefer?

  • Locally Grown

    Votes: 19 73.1%
  • Organic

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Whatever is cheapest!

    Votes: 7 26.9%
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Locally grown. Local farmers often do use organic techniques, but can't afford the certification. The produce tastes better, and doesn't use as much energy to transport.
 

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Ooooh. Good question. I always use to try to buy organic, but lately locally grown is winning out if I have to decide between the two. Obviously locally grown organic is the best.
 

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Oops, I should have put this in the food forum. Sorry! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Still answer!!
 

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I like locally grown too, we always used to stop at local farm markets when I was little.
 

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In season, it's locally grown organic for us. Very local - less than 2 miles away!!<br><br>
There was an interesting piece in, I think, the New Yorker, about how "Locally grown" doesn't necessarily mean "less adverse environmental impact." For example, locally grown veggies in the Northeast that would do better in a different kind of climate might require more intensive cultivation methods, negating the savings in transportation costs. Similarly, veggies transported by ship have a significantly smaller carbon footprint than those transported by truck, so that New Zealand veggies might have a lesser impact than California ones (from the perspective of a New England consumer). It was very thought-provoking about how we simplify complex issues.<br><br>
Edited because I found the article:<br><a href="http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/02/25/080225fa_fact_specter" target="_blank">http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2...a_fact_specter</a>
 

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I prefer locally grown. Once produce is picked, it starts to lose flavor and nutrients. Most local growers around here at out farmer's market are naturally organic. If something is out of season, though, I just try to find organic. I think it's important to support the small farmer whenever possible.
 

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This year I'll be getting my produce through <a href="http://www.localharvest.org/farms/M5684" target="_blank">Tantre Farms</a> a local CSA - so I'll be getting local and organic at the same time.
 

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I prefer locally grown, most of all, i prefer grown in my backyard <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> Organic if not locally grown.
 

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Locally grown, but it's also usually organic in Vermont <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Organic, if not locally grown and organic. In season, we have a organic farm co-op up the street starting soon... though just found out DW didn't submit registration in time for the 1st half of the season <img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif">. we'll be on the backup list for the 1st half and get back on the list for the 2nd.
 

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Eat More Kale.<br><br>
I only like Kale a little bit, and our CSA provides a ton. Celeriac is good in potato soup.
 
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