Monday, February 16, 2009

Open Air: Supporting Local Farmers in February

Marni Fogelson-Teel of Lynchburg, Virginia, writes on the Celsias blog:
Where I live, in a small city in Virginia, the bustling pace of the summer and fall farmer's markets slows to a near halt in February, with the breadmaker being the busiest vendor, and the few remaining farmers selling apples and potatoes from cold-storage along with other produce from the Carolinas or even further south. It's not an ideal situation, but I'd rather support local farmers who are trying to make ends meet outside their natural growing season than patronize supermarkets selling produce from overseas.

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