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Green Giving: Give Food! Part 2

The Green Giving series continues today with more ideas on how to give food instead of “stuff” this holiday season.

Do you have foodies on your holiday shopping list? If so, how about giving them dining experience?

Many locally-owned green restaurants offer gift certificates. Some of my favorite green restaurants include:

A gift of dining experience at a locally-owned green restaurant keeps “stuff” out of landfill, helps protect the environment, and supports local farmers and economy. Can’t beat that!

If your special someone is more interested in cooking at home, give him or her a gift certificate to a locally-owned green-minded grocery stores such as Argenta Market (North Little Rock) and Ozark Natural Foods (Fayetteville).

So, those are some of my ideas on how to give food instead of “stuff” this holiday season. The Green Giving series will continue tomorrow with more ideas, so stay tuned!

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Green Your Travel: Eat @ Green Restaurants!

LocalHarvest

If you know me or have been reading my blog for a long time, you know I love to eat. I try to eat at home as much as I can because I think frequent eating out contributes to a larger environmental footprint. When traveling, though, I kick my my rule out of the window. I love to eat at new restaurants and spend a considerable amount of time researching where to eat.

When researching, I use LocalHarvest.org to look for green restaurants. LocalHarvest is THE website to find organic and locally grown food. LocalHarvest maintains a nationwide online directory of small farms, farmers markets, and other local food sources. Its search engine helps people find products from family farms, local sources of sustainably grown food, and encourages users to establish direct contact with small farms in their local area. LocalHarvest even has an online store that helps small farms develop markets for some of their products beyond their local area. I love it!

I found Greenhouse Grille in Fayetteville and Celebrations Restaurant in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, through LocalHarvest. Eddy and I had a great time at these restaurants, eating healthy and locally.

So, green your travel by eating at green restaurants! Find them through LocalHarvest.org!