Wednesday, May 4, 2011

HoCo Farmers Markets Open Today

Howard County farmers markets open this week! It’s still a long time until tomato season, but I’m excited to get some local produce. I'm planning to swing by the East Branch Library market on my way home from work on Thursday.

And while you are perusing the markets, think about this quote from Eric Schlosser (author of Fast Food Nation) in the Washington Post.

Three things American’s should be doing with regard to their food:
  1. Educate yourself about your food, where it comes from, and the implications of eating it, not just for yourself and your family, but for everyone else.
  2. Try to use your food purchases as votes for companies, farmers, and producers who are doing things the right way.
  3. Get involved in community efforts and larger societal efforts to help build a new food system that's more sustainable and compassionate.

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