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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Keeping Your Eye on the Market

An advocate of buying local and supporting the area farmer, this recent article, which indicates the high growth numbers of locally grown food reaching over 4.8 billion as a business should not come as a surprise. With any industry, it is always wise to decipher the marketing and perception from the real deal. The following article, although from 2009, gives you lots to ponder when choosing your locally grown producer and things to consider when shopping at open markets or your chain grocery stores. Getting to know the person who grows what you purchase is huge. A fresher idea - learn to become a novice grower yourself.

So that’s the quick wrap on the countdown to Turkey Day, my favorite holiday and a great time to serve locally grown! In the words of Alan Alda, keep it fresh! “It's really clear to me that you can't hang onto something longer than its time. Ideas lose certain freshness, ideas have a shelf life, and sometimes they have to be replaced by other ideas.”

Image by Greg Bilowz  (An Italian Farmers Market)

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