Happy Thanksgiving Peachers! This holiday season is a time to celebrate with friends, family, and especially food with this grateful holiday. With that being said, things can get outta hand with maybe too much food and too many things. Let this blog be a reminder to really think about what we are grateful for without all the things jumbling our vision.
Consider shopping at your local farmers market for your Thanksgiving feast (often times way more tasty produce!)
Foods grown locally require fewer greenhouse gases to get to you, and are usually grown on smaller farms using more sustainable practices
Buying locally also helps to keep jobs and money in your community’s economy
Skip on the single-use plates & cutlery (Dishes aren't fun, but the environment will thank you!)
Reduce Food Waste
Plan out your meal before you go shopping — stick to your list!
Leftovers only get better with time! Otherwise freeze what you can’t eat within a few days
Compost what you can't finish on your plates or any other leftovers
Be bold and try meat alternatives or more veggies!
Rethink Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Avoid unnecessary purchases (think will this bring me happiness?)
Shop for gifts at the thrift store instead- the hunt for hidden treasures is often more fun!
Consider giving gifts of time or experience (our personal favorite)
Look for gift from local artisans and fair trade products
It’s important to know that for many Native Americans, Thanksgiving is a day of mourning and protest since it commemorates the arrival of settlers in North America and the centuries of oppression and genocide that followed after
Take some time to learn about Thanksgiving and other Indigenous perspectives
Check out our blog on The Honorable Harvest & Indigenous views on gratitude
Buy authentic Indigenous made gifts
Another way to give back is volunteer at a local shelter-help serve or donate food and other items