The fine folks at Kitchen Gardeners International whose efforts helped bring about the planting of a kitchen garden at the White House have begun a new campaign.

They’re hoping governors of all 50 states will declare their food independence and plan July 4th menus with foods grown locally.

*  It’s good timing  – lots of local products are available this time of year
*  It’s healthier – local foods are picked closer to their peak nutritional value and undergo less processing
*  It’s less polluting

More reasons to eat locally here and a WPost article here.

So, what local foods will be on your menu this July 4th?