There’s nothing better than warm and hearty comfort food on a crisp day. Let the season’s best flavours shine through with some delicious and sustainable tips for eco-conscious food fans.
- The apple of your pie
Apple picking is a popular fall activity and a great way to get your family outside to enjoy the brisk autumn weather. In addition to being a healthy and delicious snack, there are endless ways to use the apples you bring home. Bake an apple-tizing fall dessert like apple pie, crisp or cobbler.
- Shop local
Buying fruits, vegetables and other foods from local farmers is the best way to get fresh produce while supporting community businesses. Pack up the kids (and your reusable grocery bags) and head to a farmer’s market for some seasonal goodies.If you don’t have a farmer’s market, buying locally sourced foods from your grocery store is a great alternative. For any food items you can’t buy from close to home, consider options from carbon-neutral food companies who take significant action to lower emissions, like Maple Leaf Foods.
- It’s cool to compost
If you don’t have a composter at home, make a DIY compost bin by drilling some holes into the top of an old tote bag that you’re no longer using. Add some dirt to the bottom and throw in any food scraps leftover from meals and activities such as pumpkin carving. Keep it up year-round to produce rich soil for your garden while reducing household food waste.