Sweet Potato Kale Soup with White Beans

With Leah Koenig

We may only partake of the produce of the Sabbatical year as long as that species is still found growing in the field...When there is no longer any of that species for the beast to eat in the field, one is obligated to remove that species from his home.

Rambam, Mishne Torah (Seder Zera’im, Hilchot Shmita v’Yovel) Halacha 1, Ch 7

 

Eating Locally and Seasonally

Eating locally and seasonally has many benefits to the individual, their community, and the planet.  When we purchase food grown by local, sustainable farmers, we support our local economy, lower the carbon footprint of our food choices, and, according to many nutritionists, are eating appropriately for our bodies.  For example, leafy greens, that are abundant in the northeast in the spring, play an important role in cleansing our bodies from the heavier foods we consume over the winter.  

There are many ways to source food locally.  LocalHarvest.org can connect you to farmers markets, CSAs and retailers in your area.  Sustainable Table has great information on eating locally.    And their Eat Well Guide makes finding local food while on the road really easy.  You can also learn more about the connections between food and climate change by watching our video with Bill McKibben.

 

Downloads & Links

Explore these links and resources to learn more about eating locally, supporting sustainable farms, and to learn more about Leah and her work.     

 

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