24. Buy locally grown groceries.

I haven't noticed many banana trees around DC. Truthfully I haven't looked that hard for local banana trees over the past 20 years. However, if you focus on other groceries like tomatoes, apples, and goat cheese logs, our farmer markets provide a literal cornucopia of locally grown groceries. 


To help you Buy Locally Grown Groceries, here’s a simple 2-step process:  


1 - Find a local farmers market (like the Dupont Circle one every Sunday… 



2 - Bring a re-usable bag and shop away! 


Your future you and your future you's gut biome will thank you for the diversity of flavors, nutrients, and scents. Also, consider using this time to be inspired to travel to a country that grows bananas locally and to enjoy locally grown groceries in new countries.


P.S. - It’s been reported that Corporate Housing companies help people 'Buy Locally Grown Groceries' by promoting local farmers markets to our business travelers. Here's the link again - https://www.freshfarm.org/markets/dupont-circle.  We think you’ll ‘go ape’ for this market….

This series is focused on Simple Sustainable Actions - based on Stephane Omsanski’s article in Parade from 2021.



24. Buy locally grown groceries. 

Buying local ensures that you're a) supporting small/local businesses in your area, b) shopping in season, and c) keeping your food miles low. What are food miles? Food miles refer to the distance your food has to travel from the time it's made/picked/grown, to the time it reaches you, the consumer. The less your mileage, the better because that also means fewer resources.