7 ways to Green Your Vegetables
"Be sure to eat your vegetables!" is a directive instilled in many of us. Not so for "Be sure to eat your organic, locally-grown, GMO-free vegetables!" which has yet to enter the cultural consciousness. Even so, with consumer interest in eco-friendly produce growing, it might soon echo in kitchens from Tacoma to Tallahassee.
Buying locally grown produce is getting increasingly easy as more farmers market come onto the scene.
Vegetables that have been grown on land free of pesticides and other chemicals are beneficial to both the environment and your body.
The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has opened a Pandora's box of potential dilemmas, ranging from agricultural and environmental dangers to human health repercussions.
Well-traveled supermarket vegetables can’t compete with fresh-picked tomatoes grown on your patio or corn on the cob raised in your backyard.
Cut down on landfill-clogging waste such as plastic wrap and styrofoam.
Even organic produce can do with a clean before its eaten. Water might work fine, but we offer a few other natural suggestions.
Live in an apartment? Don't have time for a garden? Grow herbs and vegetables from your window sill year-round.