a) a musical
b) a t.v. program
c) the feeling I have when shopping a farmers’ market
For me, the answer is c). Like the flowers in full bloom during the summer months, farmers’ markets in these parts are in full swing. Pop up farmers’ market abound selling local wares while year-round markets are abuzz with activity.
Farming is hard work, often with little monetary reward, particularly for those indentured to giant food corporations. Shopping at farmers’ markets helps support local farmers. It is a community-oriented atmosphere too. Musicians, snack carts and familiar faces are often a part of the landscape. And if you travel abroad, you are sure to find some gems that provide local food cheap. This is a great way to interact with the culture in person and on a plate while adventuring overseas.
Seek out your local farmers’ market and shop away. Currently loving on the St. Lawrence Market (rated one of the top ten by National Geographic) and the Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market (vegan BBQ, I’m coming back for you…!)
“We pay the doctor to make us better when we should really be paying the farmer to keep us healthy.”
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