Posts Tagged "farmers markets"

Three Reasons Buying Local Will Save US Economy

Three Reasons Buying Local Will Save US Economy

As a US product evangelist and humanity realist, I would like to get three points across that will hopefully convince you and all fellow Americans that buying US-made goods is the answer to turning our economic boat around.  In the end, all the effort it takes on our part is to give two minutes of thought and time to research your local alternatives before clicking the “buy” button.  Really, just…read more →

Buy Fresh, Buy Local, Buy Pie!

Buy Fresh, Buy Local, Buy Pie!

I have been an advocate of buying fresh, locally grown produce for many years. I shop at local farmers markets around the Bucks County area in Southeastern PA. Ten years ago there were two markets, now there are close to ten. We call it being “locavores” in my food club, which purchases items from local farms and has a location for members to pick up bi-weekly orders. It is soon to be the Doylestown Food Co-op, with the current popularity of buying local in my area.

Show Local Farmers Some Appreciation.

Show Local Farmers Some Appreciation.

As you begin planning your Thanksgiving menu, please consider buying the ingredients from a local farmer’s market. To help, Independent We Stand has teamed up with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help you find local farmers markets in your community.

What Can Make Your Labor Day BBQ a Hit?

Use locally sourced produce and meats. Its better for the local economy. Its better for the environment. Its better for you.  And it just plain tastes better. We have thousands of farmers markets in our database. To find one near you just  click here. Hey, and please try and save some of the sweet corn for us.

What Local Really Means to Your Grocery Store.

This winter, Wal-Mart announced their plans to bring more local produce to their stores across the United States. The announcement is perhaps one of the most visible indications that the local foods movement has hit the mainstream, as it gains followers for both economic and environmental reasons.

My First C.S.A.

By Jamaliya Cobine – Huffington Post 6.9.2011 My refrigerator is full of vegetables… If you asked me a couple of years ago if I would pay a sizable lump sum for a weekly random selection of vegetables I would have said no.  When you take the granola, go-green, buy-local message out, a C.S.A Share (Community Supported Agriculture Share) is just that. Read more…

Farmers Are Rock Stars!

Our newest video features Travis Grimes of Husk Restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina as he talks about the importance of local food.

Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market

With a name derived from where it’s situated—at the intersection of Ellwood and Thompson streets in Richmond, Virginia—Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market is a one-of-a-kind success story. It’s also a favorite with the locals, and not just because it offers the best selection of organic produce and natural foods around.

Community Supported Agriculture - CSA's

Community Supported Agriculture - CSA's

Thinking about signing up for a CSA but want to learn more about the idea before you commit?    Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm…read more →

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