100-Mile Thanksgiving Menu

Swap this for that to green your holiday meal


Swap: That oversized imported bottle of wine for a local, organic vino

Eco-factor: Sure, not every region of the country produces wine, but buying Canadian is usually an option. Then, go one better and opt for a local wine—our cool climate produces top-notch Reisling, a great companion to turkey. (Pinot Noir is also a good choice.) And, if possible, make it organic. There are more and more vineyards in Canada that are certified organic or that are making great strides toward producing a more sustainable product. Tinhorn Creek winery in B.C., for example, has just become Canada’s first carbon-neutral vineyard. For more Canadian eco-wine ideas, see our slideshow.

    For a non-alcoholic option, try mulled apple cider. Again, there are producers across Canada, so you shouldn’t have to look far to find one that’s made in the 100-mile range.

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