Many people around the country want to increase the amount of "good food" available to us. Good food is food that is healthy for us, grown in a way that is good for the long-term health of the planet and the people who grow it, available to all communities, and affordable. Unfortunately, less than 1% of food sales in the U.S. meet these criteria.
To reach 10% in 10 years, it will take many changes to the food supply and distribution systems. It will also take many changes in our purchasing habits. The majority of food bought by households comes from grocery stores. Only a tiny fraction of the nation's food comes from farmers' markets.
At these farmers' markets, you know exactly where the food was grown. You can't tell that for many fruits and vegetables at a grocery store, though some are now labeling the origin of their produce.
Buying food grown close to home, particularly if it is organically grown, is your best chance to eat healthy food. It's going to take continued support of small and mid-size farmers to ensure the supply of healthy food is sufficient to be available in all communities at an affordable price.
This recipe is for quick and easy shrimp pasta. Serve this with a big salad of spring greens.