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5 Green Holiday Tips


Food Shed Coop fans share their favorite earth-friendly holiday traditions.

  1. Set a waste-free table: Use cloth napkins and get out the good china. Compost cooking scraps.
  2. Serve local food: Farmers markets have moved indoors and offer a great selection. Insider tip: R Family Farm in Poplar Grove sells local turkeys! See our Guide to Winter Markets.
  3. Send e-cards: Online invitations and greeting cards save time, money and paper.
  4. Wrap wisely: Wrap gifts with reusable packing such as fabric, multi-use bags – or get creative with newspaper. Get inspired here.
  5. Shop local: Look for gifts without batteries. Give experiences that create memories instead of waste. Shop small business. See our Holiday Gift Guide and Green Living Guide for ideas.

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