Sunday, January 30, 2011

Edmonton's 150 km Diet


74 Farms Located within 150 Kilometers of Edmonton

If you are interested in making your habits more sustainable, there are countless ways to do so.  In this excerpt we are going to focus on how you can make your eating habits more sustainable.  The food at our local grocers often travel vast distances from places such as California or South America.  This requires fuel to transport those products, which costs money and the use of gasoline releases harmful pollutants.

The good news is that if you live in Edmonton your local options are bountiful even though our grocers choose not invest in them.  From the list below it is shown that Edmontonians have a total of 74 local farms that they can obtain their groceries from within 150 km.  From those 74 farms, a total of 76 different meat and produce products are available.  23 different fruits, over 41 vegetables, and almost all of your typical meat products are available from within 150 km.

Information concerning the location of farms and the available products was retrieved from the Province of Alberta's agriculture website at  So if you want to determine exactly which farm provides which product take a look at the agriculture website.

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