Monday, November 29, 2010

Eat Local, Your Vote Counts!

One of the great benefits of living in the East Bay area are little treasures like these yummy fruit stands. This particular one lives only 3 miles from our home. I can practically roll outta bed and go pick up some breakfast! Smith Family Farm is by far my most favorite! They have an awesome produce stand as you can see, a pumpkin patch and petting zoo in the fall, and all kinds of Christmas trees for the holiday season! I love, LOVE the fact that most of our produce is grown close to home making it green and much more nutritious than the latest spread at the grocery store which has been sitting in a warehouse for  a few months. According to One Million Acts of Green : A lot of the food we eat in North America has travelled a great distance to get to us. On average, various food items travel more than 2,400 kilometres. That’s a lot of energy, transport and storage. Plus, all that food is shipped in controlled environments, which depletes nutrition. Buying local produce means your food is fresher. It also helps local farmers and reduces air pollution.  

Someone else really loves it too! 

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like the perfect Saturday morning walk with the family!