Monday, July 20, 2009
The local harvest is getting underway and within weeks there will be a wide variety of local homegrown foods in season.
There are a numbers of reasons to purchase from local growers, either at the farm, roadside stands or at the Farmer's Market's. Fresh vegetables and fruits are the most nutritious, that is a no-brainer.
Buying locally helps the local economy, the money stays in the local community. It provides the income for many of our neighbors and friends and helps pay the wages of hired workers.
Locally grown fruits and vegetables are better for the environment, locally and worldwide (previous post). For more information and facts, Why Buying from Local Growers Benefits the Environment
Blogs I am following:
On Your Way to the Top
New York's Southern Tier
Urban Veggie Garden Blog