Friday, April 18, 2008

Fresh & Local

Okay, the verdict is that 71% of you would chose local over organic if you had to make that choice.

I personally feel strongly about supporting my local/regional farmers, and now most of them are transitioning to organic anyway!

Here are a few great resources to get you started in thinking and preparing for our wonderful local food season!

For those that live in my home state, NJ, here is a great listing of farmer's markets all over NJ - the Garden State!

For those of you in nearby New York State in the Hudson Valley, you can have locally grown food delivered!

One way to get wonderful, usually organic, locally grown food is to participate in a Community Supported Agriculture share. You generally buy a share, which usually represents a healthy array and volume of whatever the farmer or group of farmer's is harvesting that week. If you don't know about CSAs, I would encourage you to read up and learn about some local ones to see if it might be a good choice for you.

Here's a CSA in the NY metro area.

Here's a national list of CSAs for everyone else!

1 comment:

Crafty Green Poet said...

Local vs organic can be a dilemma - I also go for the local most of the time. Luckily we have some good organic producers quite local so that makes it easier!