These days, more people than ever want to eat green and local, but tight schedules and even tighter budgets can make this seem like an unattainable goal. The Locavore’s Handbook is here to help! With practical, down-to-earth advice Leda Meredith guides readers through the process of incorporating locally grown foods into their meals. In a concise book designed for mainstream readers, she discusses budgeting; sourcing, growing, and preserving food; shopping efficiently; and supporting local merchants and planet Earth. Everyone, including time-pressed, cash-strapped urbanites with mini-refrigerators and zero storage space, will find inspiration and a host of helpful, surprising ideas. Brooklyn-based Meredith's tips and tricks are particularly helpful for readers in cooler climes.