Larry Bain's top five ways to put your money where your mouth is

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BUY FOOD WITH A FACE
Know the person behind your potato, the woman behind your wasabi. Know who grew what. That's better than all the certification in the world. If everybody just knew one farmer, that would be a huge difference.
COOK AT HOME
The greatest thing that anybody can do is make a commitment to cook one meal at home with their family per week, and if they can, use whole food in preparing that.
BUILD A RELATIONSHIP WITH A STORE
Shop in your local store and say to the employees, "If you stock this item, I can hook you up — I'll buy it and I'll tell my friends about it."
JOIN A CSA
Subscribe to a "box" — a regular food delivery package of fruit or vegetables or free-range meat — from a Community Supported Agriculture farm.
FIND YOUR CONNECTION
In the food chain there are so many issues that touch you. Maybe it's animal welfare, maybe it's water, maybe it's soil preservation, maybe it's clean air. Find out the food that's most closely linked to your concerns and discover what would improve the thing that you care about. If it's animal welfare, buy something that's been processed "certified humane." Use your money to further your commitment. SFBG