22 July 2009

treehugging tips: to market, to market

{photo via here}

simple and green tip 05:  support your farmers market

it isn't always easy being green. it seems like everyone is slapping the "organic" label on their products these days, but it doesn't always mean that it's true. even the organic produce at your local grocery store is sprayed or at least grown around pesticides, and of course uses environmental resources to package and transport it to the store. the best way to to ensure that your food is locally grown, organically produced, grass-fed, free-range and cage-free is to get to know your farmer

knowing where your food is coming from, and who is preparing it for you and your family, is the best way to know what is, and what isn't, going into its production. the farmers market benefits everyone that participates - you (and your wallet), local businesses, rural communities, the economy, and most importantly, the environment. 

there are all kinds of fun finds at the market. plus, you get yummy, cheap, hybrid fruits like the pluot. part plum, part apricot. sweet and delicious.

to find your local farmers market, click here or here.

don't forget your bags.

4 comments:

The Neilson Family said...

I am so excited to start going!! What new recipes should we try?

Amy E. Campbell said...

Hey hippie, I love you.

Kristen and Brandon said...

My favorite is the one in Seattle. Such great finds there!

Colleen said...

Those nuts you got from the farmers market were delicious! I like to go to the farmers market at Virginia Park in Santa Monica on Saturdays or the one around the corner from my apt on Sun. I've heard good things about the Brentwood one too.