Thursday, 27 August 2009
This week’s rest day posts are all about food – specifically, fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruits. In fact, we’re giving you an extra rest day on Saturday just so you can have the weekend to stock up on healthy, delicious food and treat yourself to a nice breakfast, lunch or dinner. (Or… all of the above!)
Your local Farmers’ Market is the best place to start your shopping. Why should you shop at the Market? For one, produce is picked ripe and sold that day. You can really taste the difference! You can even meet the farmers who grow your food, ask when it was picked, how it was grown, and ways to prepare it. You’ll also find unusual varieties of fruits and vegetables – those bred for flavor. And Farmers’ Markets put more money in the farmers’ pockets, while buying locally grown produce encourages regional farming and keeps money in your local community.
Never been to a Farmers’ Market? Here’s a great blog post by the Cincinnati Locavore on what to expect at the Market. Not sure where or when your town’s Market is held? Google, people! I typed in “Farmers Market NH” to arrive at this state-wide directory.
So do your research and hit your local Farmers’ Market this week. On Saturday, we’ll give you some of our favorite recipe spots, so you can make the most of your locally grown, fresh, delicious produce.
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