From May's Market News: Tips for Buying Local
Locally grown food has many benefits for your health and for the environment. By making the effort to buy food locally, you are supporting farmers and producers and the local economy. But eating locally can be difficult, so these are some quick tips for buying and eating local.
Know what’s in season: part of eating locally is only being able to buy what is ready so be prepared when you go to buy. Check out www.localbc.org for a general guide of what’s in season when. Or better yet, ask your farmer when they’ll have something in!
Shop direct: know exactly where your food is coming from by shopping at a farmers’ market or joining a CSA (community supported agriculture). All of our vendors sell locally made products and some even offer CSA, so ask around to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Preserve: eating locally can mean having little access to fresh fruits and veggies over the winter. To rectify this, buy extra produce during the harvest season when they’re ripe and can, dry and freeze them to be able to enjoy your favourites over the winter.
May 14, 2013
Asparagus is back in season and its going fast! If its a spring favourite, pick some up at our Wednesday or Saturday market this week and check out what else is back! Radishes, peppers, and lots of salad mixes are...Read More
May 10, 2013
Come enjoy Mothers’ Day at the market! This year we’re having potato bowling for Market gift certificates (up to $250 to be won!) that can be used at any vendor’s booth. So bring the entire family, win some...Read More
April 16, 2013
Despite being early in the season, our farmers are already bringing in fresh veggies! Arugula, green onions, carrots, chives, basil, and potatoes, as well as cucumbers, onions, sprouts, salad mixes, apples, and...Read More