Check out what's local and in season near you.

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Long-distance transport of food requires more pesticides and preservatives, packaging, refrigeration and fuel. Every step of the way, it generates huge amounts of waste and pollution, including global-warming gases. By choosing to eat more locally produced food, we can help to curb the emission of heat-trapping pollution, reduce the use of toxic pesticides, support farmers in our region and enjoy fresh, more nutritious food.

Check out what’s local and in season where you live using NRDC’s Eat Local widget, then find recipes for dishes that use those items. Your options may be fewer in the winter, but seek them out anyway—you might be surprised by what you find.