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Add a Little Local to Your Grocery Shopping

I'm a big fan of the buy local and local food movements. Buying local food, goods, services, and entertainment from local people helps develop your community character and strengthens your economy. It also protects your community from despair if Walmart leaves after all the other neglected businesses shut down.

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Go Localish

But like everything in Cook for Good land, you don't have to do it all or all at once. Just being localish can make a big difference.

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Amber Polk: optivore mom shares "recipe from the trenches"

I met Amber through of excellent work with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems at NC State, where she runs the Local Foods Action Plan listserv and helps make everything run like a well-oiled tractor. But I know Amber because she's also a courageous, creative, and loving mother whose son Jackson has a variety of health problems. We've exchanged notes for several years about her triumphs and sorrows in trying to get him to eat and thrive. You can see he's growing up to be adorable and lively. Yaaay! You can see why she's a Cook for Good Hero.

Jackson and Amber Polk (photo used by permission)
Amber wrote this about optivore, a word I coined to describe people who cook to

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