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Did you know that on average, each item in your local supermarket has traveled at least 1,000 miles before getting to the shelf. When you buy locally through Farmer's Markets, you greatly reduce the amount of energy used for transportation [9]

Source: [9] Global Warming Survival Handbook: 77 Essential Skills To Stop Climate Change [Live Earth]

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Want more info...

Use our handy guide on the left hand side of this website to find the nearest farmer's market, or go to localharvest.org.

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