Friday, May 16, 2008

Small Farms Are Delicious!

Surprisingly, the crux of this post isn't "don't eat meat." Just read this: Change We Can Stomach.

Today's post is brought to you by the letter "buy local" and the number "support small family farms."

Best quote:
In fact, small farms are the most productive on earth. A four-acre farm in the United States nets, on average, $1,400 per acre; a 1,364-acre farm nets $39 an acre.
How about that statistic? Check out the link to Local Harvest under "Favored Links" to find a farmers' market near you! Mm, delicious produce. Oh, also, go to sites like to find delicious ways to use all that wonderful produce. Farmer's market season is only just beginning, but I'm already fantasizing about just-picked tomatoes. Hopefully I'll have pictures of my own garden up soon, but I haven't had a chance to upload them.

On a related note, you might want to check out this pocket guide to the best foods to buy organic. Of course, you should get organic as much as possible, but if you have to decide (since organic is still more expensive), this guide will help you get the most organic bang for your buck. (At the moment this link isn't working, but hopefully they'll fix whatever issues they're having soon.)

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