About the author: Carolyn Cope writes Umami Girl and manages a CSA in New Jersey....
'tips and tricks' on Serious Eats
Looking for small ways to eat more responsibly? It's never easier, or more fun, than on the Fourth. Luckily, you don't have to be proficient with a bayonet to join the food revolution or cross any oceans to declare your food independence (quite the opposite, actually). Read on for 10 simple ways to feel good about your Independence Day menu.
With fresh fruits and vegetables bursting into season, it's easy to feel as high on heady seasonality as Ruth Bourdain is on pixie tangerine zest. Don't let that feeling slip away. Read on for ten easy ways to eat joyfully throughout the summer, and share your own hard-eaten wisdom in the comments.
Anyone can bring home a bunch of beets from their local farmers' market—and there, as elsewhere, showing up is half the battle. But a farmers' market is an embarrassment of riches in terms of fresh foods, artisanal expertise and the opportunity to make a meaningful connection with the source of our sustenance. Make the most of your experience with these 10 simple tips, and share your own advice in the comments.