Sunday, January 11, 2009

Day 11: Buy Locally Grown Produce

Every town has a farmers market. It makes a wonderful outing to stroll through the booths and talk with the local farmers. By purchasing your food directly from them, you are not only directly supporting your local community, but you are cutting down on all the transportation, middle men, paperwork, and packaging required to transport food all over the country. Also, the food is fresher and has in most cases not been treated with any chemicals to retain it’s freshness (like are sometimes used when produce needs to travel long distances). Here’s a link to find a farmer’s market near you:

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