Friday, December 17, 2010

Find a farmer near you!

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Stumbled across THIS site today and was so happy I did! You can go HERE on their site to find local farmers/farmer's markets near you. There are several sites that offer this service, but I love sites like these where you can almost feel their passion through the monitor. They provide several ways to donate and gain access to more information. I can not express how important it is to buy everything you can locally. Besides the obvious benefits, there are also several (not as obvious) benefits. CLICK HERE to read some quick facts (from the same site!) about the importance/benefits of buying locally.
Again, buying locally comes back to planning. I am ridiculously guilty of not maintaining my stance of buying as much as possible locally. The only reason, failure to plan! Planning ahead is key here, and once you do it often enough, it becomes "the norm" and less of a task.

Good luck to all of you and your local search! Have any ideas or suggestions about how to get local produce through the winter? The above site has THIS to say about winter time (scroll to the bottom)... Have an experience you would like to share about buying locally? Share it! Comment below (if you can!) or e-mail me at



  1. I have had alot of fun buying locally, you meet the most interesting people. People that are running their own business just fascinate me. I found a lady nearby who sells her chickens' egg's, I pay $3.99/doz, and I love the experience of going to her "farm" to pick them up. Every Sat. downtown there is a farmers market and I pick up all my veggies here. Great stuff!

  2. Thank you for sharing, and for your encouragement!