Beets by Bike

Farmers in Orlando, Florida, are using bicycles to deliver produce, reports Kimberly Button at Civil Eats:

“Fleet Farming uses volunteers to tend organic vegetable gardens in private yards. The produce is then collected and brought to local farmers’ markets and restaurants via pedal-power and the entirety of this mini food system is located within a 10-mile roundtrip bike path near downtown Orlando.

“By some estimates as much as 33 percent of global climate change is caused by our energy-dependent food delivery systems. And while the food miles equation has been shown to be more complicated than it once appeared, the average meal still travels over 1,500 miles before reaching your plate.”