What would July 4th be without lots and lots of summer food—burgers, watermelon, ice cream, and so many other delicious seasonal eats? Here's a cool idea from Kitchen Garden International that I saw on Slow Food USA's blog: Next week, why not celebrate the awesome food choices we enjoy and source all of your festive fare from local, sustainable, organic farmers and producers? Goodness knows, this is easier said than done. But even if you opt for local organic cherries over imported watermelon, you are still "voting with your fork." I'll be in New Jersey visiting relatives and there's a little independent store I've got in mind. It's within walking distance of my in-laws' home, and it used to be a farm back when my husband was growing up there. They still stock local produce, even though it's not grown right on the premises. Crossing my fingers that their to-die-for raspberries are ready!