Easy ways for each of us to reduce our footprint on the earth
I used to hate grocery shopping, but I now shop the local farmers market every week and truly enjoy it and look forward to it! The food tastes better and it's so important to support our local farmers.
YAYA! I love the local farmers markets. I volunteer at ours starting in June thru September on Friday evenings! I had a great time doing it last summer and can't wait for them to open up again this summer. Of of our largers markets opened a few weeks ago here in Portland, I went down there last weekend and it was so nice to walk around grabbing all sorts of goodies. By the way, we are starting out Meatless Monday today :) I'll e-mail you back with some ideas soon!Melanie givebacktoday.blogspot.com
I've got my post up. I finally stopped at a small, locally owned store that sells local produce. I couldn't get everything I wanted but think it's because it's not exactly in season right now. But I did get some things.http://outwardlypleasant.blogspot.com/2011/04/change-world-wednesday-daily-challenge.html
One of my favorite topics!!!! One of the best things you can do to lessen your carbon footprint and to eat healthier is buy food from local farms. Even better....grow your own food. But I know that it is hard for some! So farmers market is the next best solution. My family, along with 4 other families have leased organically certified land and are growing produce on it. And even raising chickens. We are hoping to start with a CSA soon and eventually a booth at one of our many local farmers markets. I regularly write about our farm on my blog. Here is the latest...http://peacefulmamma.blogspot.com/2011/03/menus-and-greenhouses.htmlAnother great alternative to growing your own food and farmers markets is joining a food co-op. They usually only buy from local farms and they inform you of where your food is coming from. Thank you for posting this. I could probably write for hours about this topic! It's my favorite!-Alyson www.peacefulmamma.blogspot.com
I definitely had a chance to do this today. Went to my coop and purchased some beautiful and local oyster mushrooms and honey!