Eat Local, Even in Winter

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Registered: 05-29-2012
Eat Local, Even in Winter
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Fri, 01-18-2013 - 11:00pm

Winter is here, and many people have had to deal with the harsh reality that their local farmers’ market has closed for the season. Is it really possible to eat locally even in the winter?

That depends on where you live. While many markets are seasonal, cooler climates do have their share of year-round farmers’ markets. You just have to know where to look.

Winter markets can be found all across the US even in the coldest climates. For example, Madison Wisconsin has a year-round market. There are also winter markets in Vermont, including in Burlington, Dorset, and Waterbury. In Chicago, there’s the Green City Market.

Information on how to find a local market in the winter, and what you can do if there isn't one: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/local-eating-in-winter.html

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Wed, 01-23-2013 - 1:18pm

Just enter your zip code to find sustainable, organic food in your local area:

http://www.eatwellguide.org/i.php?pd=Home

I found several near me, including one that sells Wild Blueberry Jam and honey for less than the grocery stores!

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Registered: 01-03-2013
Wed, 01-23-2013 - 1:35pm

That's really great, I found some near me too that I didn't even know about! I'm happy to support my local farmers.