Find Your Local Farmer’s Market

July 23, 2008 at 9:02 am 2 comments

Buying LocalWhen people begin consciously eating, i.e. local and organic or growing their own food, the primary reason is usually a self-serving one, to not ingest pesticides. While this is true and undoubtedly a great reason to eat organic food from your local farmers, the real benefits are actually far more selfless, watersheds (and local water supplies) are spared from farm chemical runoff, use of oil to manufacture and ship seeds, pesticides and fertilizers is spared, conditions for farmworkers are healthier and the surrounding environment for animals is preserved. From GardenMandy, Real Reasons Why We Should Buy From Local Farmers:

Some people say the key to freedom is empowerment and self-sufficiency. Not everyone agrees, but most people who are concerned about the environment at all see that there really is a need for people to buy and use food from local growers.

No matter your reason for making this lifestyle choice, the first step is to find your local farmers market so you can talk with the farmers themselves. You can find your local farmer’s market using this handy map Farmer’s Market Search tool at culinate.com. You simply type in your city and a Google map appears highlighting all the regional farmer’s markets. Click on them to get information about when they are open during the week and what seasons.

Find Your Farmer\'s Market at culinate.com/mix

Find Your Farmer's Market at culinate.com/mix

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Entry filed under: Food Politics, Organic, Sustainability. Tags: , , .

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  • 1. Charles  |  July 29, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Find even more than farmers markets with sustainable/local foods, markets, restaurants at EatWellGuide.Org. It is a database of food purveyors for the whole country, great for people just getting into this new food movement or for traveling to new places.

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  • 2. amandamaria  |  July 29, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    that site’s awesome! thanks!

    Reply

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