Post Content

fm1With spring here and summer on its way, now is a great time to try local food.  Local food is fresher and often tastes better than foods we find in grocery stores.  Buying local can also help us feel more connected to our community while supporting local businesses.  There are many ways you can get involved with your local food scene.

Each spring, farmers’ markets throughout Massachusetts open for the season.  Farmers’ markets give farmers the chance to sell their goods directly to consumers. There you can find fresh home grown produce, meats, eggs, dairy, and other products, such as baked goods and homemade jams.  A visit to the farmers’ market can be a great family outing.  Your kids will love seeing the farmers and browsing through the different produce.  Many farmers’ markets even have entertainment and children’s events!

Farmers’ markets offer consumers a chance to choose from a variety of local products in season.  Another great way to support local food is by visiting farms directly.  During the summer, many farms offer the option to pick your own fresh fruit and vegetables.  This can be a fun weekend outing for the whole family.  Your kids will love going to the farm to pick their own berries.  If there are any left by the time you get home, they’ll be proud to add them to cereal, yogurt or pancakes, knowing they picked them themselves!

Visit http://www.mass.gov/agr/massgrown/ for more information on where to find farms, farmers’ markets, and CSAs in your area!

Here’s to tasty, healthy, local eating!

Tags: , , , ,

Recent Posts

FOOD DAY? ISN’T EVERY DAY FOOD DAY? posted on Oct 24

FOOD DAY?   ISN’T EVERY DAY FOOD DAY?

If you’re like me, and most other people, you celebrate food day each and every day. So, it’s natural to ask, “What’s the deal with Food Day?” It’s not a reminder to eat (yours truly has never needed a reminder!), but a chance to appreciate   …Continue Reading FOOD DAY? ISN’T EVERY DAY FOOD DAY?

October 24th is Food Day! posted on Oct 21

October 24th is Food Day!

This year is the 3rd annual National Food Day which is celebrated every year on October 24th. Food Day is sponsored by the Center for Science and the Public Interest and promotes healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Last year, there were over 4,700 events across   …Continue Reading October 24th is Food Day!

Million Hearts — Working to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke posted on Oct 20

Million Hearts — Working to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke

Heart attack and stroke contribute to the 800,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease every year in the U.S. The burden to families and communities is devastating, and medical costs and lost productivity total nearly $1 billion per day. To address this crisis, the United States Department   …Continue Reading Million Hearts — Working to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke