Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I know a Secret
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I have a secret. I know where you can get the most delicious food in the world, and its within 30-50 miles from where you live (most people in the USA, anyway).
When produce must be picked before its ripe so that it can hop a train or flight just to get to your local grocery store, it never has the chance to soak up the sun as it ripens and fully develop its flavors. But, when you visit your farmer's market to buy locally grown produce, eggs and meat, you have the best tasting food at your fingertips. We love buying locally grown food and cannot believe just how delicious fruits and veggies can be when in season. In fact, we find that we gorge (in a good way, of course) on in season farmer's market find such as sweet corn, peaches, berries, carrots, watermelon and tomatoes (ah, the tomatoes!!!).
Plus, buying locally grown food helps your community. Supporting your local farmers is one of the most important things you can do. Your local farmers depend upon customers to be able to make a living. No income? No Farmers. No Farmers? No food! So, visit www.localharvest.org and find your local farmer's market (most areas have farmers' markets either currently open or opening in the next few weeks) and make a commitment to visit and shop your market. Get to know the farmers. Buy their fruits, veggies, eggs and meat. Support them and enjoy the best tasting food in the world.
Check out Tammy's Recipes for Kitchen Tips Tuesday.