Eat fresh, local food
Local fresh food lasts longer
By buying local, you get food while it’s at its freshest so it will last longer. We have many great options in our area for farm fresh food.
- Farmers Markets: Seattle is home to more than 20 farmers markets and farm stands selling great local food. Find a farmers market near you. Most are also part of the Fresh Bucks program so you can double your EBT dollars for up to $20 worth of food.
- Local Farm shares: We’re also lucky enough share in the harvest of local farms through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Find a CSA that’s right for you.
Grow your own
What’s even fresher than food straight from the farm? Food from your own garden!
Tips for using up your fruits and vegetables
- Include your CSA and garden produce in your meal plan.
- Store fruits and vegetables to stay fresh longer.
- Put fruits and vegetables that will go bad soon in an Eat First (pdf) box.
- Bring your wilted greens back to life by soaking them in ice cold water until crisp.
- Freeze fruits and vegetables to use later.
- Share extra food with friends, family, neighbors, and your community.