Did you know that the average American-grown tomato may travel as much as 1500 miles from vine to salad bowl in a journey that leaves a trail of serious environmental and societal consequences? Imagine the impact of a tomato’s travel from another country! The food shipping industry relies heavily on cheap energy sources, which contribute to environmental degradation. Farmers see only a fraction of every dollar spent on their produce while the rest is paid to various middlemen in the food production process. Unable to compete with large-scale farms, small farmers are forced to close up shop. Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA) programs seek to alleviate these problems by localizing food production and consumption. To find CSAs in your area and other locally grown products, click here…