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Urban Homestead - Support the Farmers Market Options
#1 Posted : Wednesday, April 07, 2010 5:24:26 AM
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If you are in an Urban Homestead situation (condo) we would like to recommend you support the Farmers Market in your area.

In Sacramento, Calif, we have Certified Farmers Markets that are certified to offer produce grown by the person running the booth. Some of them are even certified organic. We've been able to buy fruit, nuts, vegetables, flowers, native plants, honey, olive oil, and more. Some of the other farmers markets also offer meats.

It's fun to go out on Saturday mornings with our bags and see what we'll find for sale. It's seasonal and fresh picked. It's given us a new appreciation for cooking too. It tastes better when its fresh. Especially heirloom varieties that taste so much better than commercial types.

Supporting local farmers helps keep the farms in production, preserving the open spaces. Since it's local, it uses less fuel to transport to market. With the dangers of the mega-food distribution system, having food that comes from a known source makes me feel safer.

Have a good day!

Franco Rios

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