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Voluntary Advice of the Day for September 21, 2005

Posted by kristian on 2005-09-21 08:42:31
 
Advice:

Visit your local farmer's market. Locally grown produce tastes better because it isn't actually picked until it's ripe (as opposed to being picked 2 weeks prior to being ripe, travelling across the world, then being sprayed to artificially induce ripening) and you are actually helping the environment because the food doesn't have to travel as far and therefore less fossil fuels were used up to get you those Californian strawberries. Plus you are supporting a local economy and not supporting Loblaw's, so technically it should be cheaper. And there are usually many organic options, if you're into that. And the farmer's market is just fun to walk around. Really, the point I am trying to make here is that I love the farmer's market.

Quote:

I'm not lying, I'm writing fiction with my mouth! Homer J. Simpson
a colleague at work requested that I post that

Websites:

http://www.farmersmarketsontario.com/zone_map.php

To find farmer's markets in your area

http://www.foodshare.net/goodfoodbox01.htm

This is an amazing program that I subscribe to at my work...basically locally grown produce is packed in a box and delivered to a drop off point. It's run by volunteers and is an amazing value, for $12 you get more than enough fruits and veggies to last 2 people a week. Awesome!