Thursday, April 26, 2007
“Food is an important part of a balanced diet.” Fran Lebowitz
Many environmentalist recommend buying local produce and other food stuff to not only support agriculture in your area but because it reduces the need to fly in foods from around the world increasing pollution. I believe these are all sound reasons but I buy locally for one main greedy reason, the taste is usually better. Now where to find these local farms? There are two great sites. One is Farm Fresh Rhode Island. There are a lot of features like the maps showing all the Farmers' Markets in RI. Also the categorization here is very nice. There is a lot to explore on this here so take your time. Massachusetts has a similar site but not as user friendly. I would still check it out though.I figure you might as well eat better tasting foods while you save the environment.