|10-24-2010, 03:35 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Seattle, WA
I'm not sure where you live but you may want to look into whether or not there are CSA programs (Community Supported Agriculture) in your area.
I joined a CSA last year (Full Circle Farms) and get a produce delivery each week. I live in Seattle and the produce I get each week is mostly from Washington farms. Although the CSA may supplement produce from other West coast states California, Oregon, Alaska they do their best to stay local. The produce is seasonal so for instance this time of year the deliveries consist of a lot of root vegetables, squash, kale, apples, pears and other things that are harvested this time of year.
Though the smaller farmers markets do tend to dwindle this time of year, I live 10 minutes away from Pike Place Market which is open all year round and filled with local produce and goods.
|10-24-2010, 03:54 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Los Angeles
At least 80% of the produce I eat comes either from my garden or the local farmer's market (which is year-round here). I've gotten to where produce from the supermarket tastes old and pesticide-y.
And have been looking into local CSA's as well.
|10-24-2010, 05:17 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2009
I'm not in the US...but yes I like local produce. There are lot of road side stalls in the country. Some of them just have a cash box, you take what you need and leave the money in the box.
Of course i don't do that every week, but i still will buy at a vegs/fruit store that is supplied by local farms.
|10-24-2010, 05:59 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
I try to buy local organic produce but many times it is unavailable. I can get organic avocado but it is rarely local. I am thin and only eat the minimum that I need so the 70% healthy fat in avocados is good for me plus it is a great source of potassium.
|10-24-2010, 11:24 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NEW ENGLAND!!!!!!!
Check out Local Harvest / Farmers Markets / Family Farms / CSA / Organic Food It can point you in the direction of local food and its availability. You will be surprised at what you see. In many places the farmers market now does go year round...
|10-24-2010, 08:38 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
I love the idea, but it's not practical for me and many other people. I wouldn't be able to be raw if I didn't have enough of specific foods and a variety. Someday hope to live somewhere that a lot of produce is grown nearby.
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