Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Eat Local

A locavore is someone who believes that locally grown food tastes better and is better for you because less nutrients are lost due to the shorter time from harvest to table. Locavores typically eat food grown or produced within 100 to 250 miles of their town. The rise in of cases of E.coli and salmonella in supermarket food has motivated people to grow their own food or to purchase it from local growers. There has also been a surge in growth of Community Support Agriculture where individuals pay a subscription membership fee to a farm to buy a weekly season's worth of food. In urban areas, a whole community might rent a plot of land to grow and harvest food for their own consumption. To help you find locally grown farmer's markets, food co-ops, pick-your-own farms, or CSA's try the site Local Harvest When I tried the site, I found information on the Paradise Farmer's Market in Paradise, the Appenzell Farm in Hyde Park, the Honey Jar in Honeyville, Tagee's Famous Fruit in Perry, the Cache Valley Farmer's Market in Logan, and more.


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