Friday, August 15, 2008

Day 116 of our Green Year: Visiting Farmer's Markets

In our town, every Saturday, there is a large farmer's market that goes on. Here you will find nearly anything you could want, from honey and mittens to beef and paintings. It is a great place to visit and as part of Our Green Year, Layla and I will be visiting the Farmer's Market tomorrow for a variety of reasons that apply to our green initiative.

1. It supports local producers of everything from fruit and meat to honey and painters. We can support them and provide them with the ability to work their craft. This then helps support the local community as well.

2. The food is organic and natural. You can get all sorts of food here without having to worry about pesticides or any other type of harmful ingredients on the food.

3. We get exercise by walking to the farmer's market. Why drive there when you can enjoy a beautiful day?

4. We establish community connections. Too often people do not know those who live in their community. Therefore, we will be establishing connections with our community by integrating and interacting with those who make up the community. It is a great way to get to know your neighbors.

The farmer's market is a great place to be green and meet others who want to be green.

Also, Layla and I recently appeared in Organic Lifestyle Magazine, (link on the right hand side of page). It was great to help spread our 10 tips for living green and we are happy to be a regular feature now. Check out the magazine at