Some Resources For Eating Healthier
The season is drawing to a close but it there is still time to eat healthy and nutritious local food. Here are three resources to help you find good, locally grown food.
Two sites are targeted to Oregonians but at the USDA site you can locate lists of markets and farms in your area wherever you might be in the U.S.
Know your source
At the farmer’s markets in your area you get to meet the people that produce your food. You can develop a relationship that allows you to trust the source of your food.
Filling your grocery list with locally grown food direct from the people that grow it is the next best thing to growing your own food. The fewer hands that touch your food and the fewer processes that your food is subjected to, the healthier you will be.
Smaller Farms, Safer Food
In supporting the small farms around you through the farmer’s markets and farm stores, you are also helping to wrest control of our food supply from large conglomerate farms and food factories responsible for magnifying food borne problems and spreading them into your ocal supermarket.
There are so many exemptions to the labeling laws that you never really know what is in your food unless you know where it was produced and by whom.
Farmer’s markets and local farm markets are your best defense against the chemicals and the biological threats that seem to crop up regularly.
Control your food supply and you control your health.
Find Farmer’s Markets, Farm Stores
Five Oregon Farmer’s Markets make national top 100 list.
OFMA (Oregon Farmer’s Market Assoc.) market List
USDA farmers markets resource page.