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Grocery Store Wars. July 9, 2009

Filed under: Food,Growing,Local — Annette @ 9:15 am

It’s been a long time since I saw this. Good stuff.

I like the Urban Homesteaders’ philosophy on homegrown vs. local vs. organic:

If not FROM BACKYARD then locally produced.
If not LOCALLY PRODUCED, then Organic.
If not ORGANIC, then Family farm.
If not FAMILY FARM, then Local business.
If not a LOCAL BUSINESS, then Fair Trade.

As much as I want to be a farmer’s market groupie, it’s been challenging because the big market is on Saturday. Yesterday, though, I managed to make it to the short local Wednesday market (4-6pm) and was able to pick up lettuce, zucchini, yellow squash and cherry tomatoes. I’m excited about my first farmer’s market purchase.


2 Responses to “Grocery Store Wars.”

  1. Terri Says:

    It’s nice you were able to make it to the smaller market. I personally like the smaller markets much better than the bigger ones. At the smaller markets, I can get to know the people who grow the foods. I can talk to them about where it’s grown and how it’s grown. That way I can weed out the ones that are trucking it in from elsewhere and purchase from the people who are truly local and growing foods ethically.

    How’s your garden growing? My rainbow chard is really doing well this year. The tomatoes – not so much.

  2. Annette Says:

    Our local farmer’s markets are producer-only, and I think they’re pretty careful about who they let in.

    The garden is coming along well! I really need more space, and am planning on putting in two more raised beds next year. About half of the bed is strawberries that hopefully will bear next year. Then I have carrots that should be ready next week, a few peas and beans left, and the tomatoes, eggplants and peppers are coming along well. The tomatoes are at least 4′ tall already, with lots of tomatoes, and I have a few eggplants growing and one pepper so far, so I’m happy!

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