Monday, June 25, 2007

Innovative ways to help people buy local

I read over and over again that we need to buy and eat food that is grown locally. There are many reasons for that, including what it costs in terms of energy to transport a tomato from California or Brazil to your local grocery store. Buying local might be easier because of websites like "Local Harvest."

I'm also looking forward to Whole Food's new store in Orlando. They will have one day each week where local farmers can bring their produce to the store and there will be a farmer's market right in the parking lot of Whole Foods. Whole Foods will get a percentage of the sale for the products sold. What a terrific idea too.

Two good examples of how to buy local.

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