Save the environment by eating!

The BBC reported recently about a study showing that eating locally does far more for the environment than nearly anything else. The environmental impact of trucking food across the nation and the globe is devastating and all in the name of convenience.

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So how can you eat locally? Well, forget about things like bananas as they have to travel thousands of miles to reach your grocer – but most fresh food items are available close by nearly everyone… at their local farmer’s markets.

The options at the farmer’s market varies with the seasons, but just take a look at the wide variety available currently at Houston’s Farmer’s Market:

frozen shrimp (Tue only)
tomatoes
black-eyed peas
micro greens
Asian pears
fresh herbs
free range eggs
pickles
peppers
okra
cucumbers
figs
onions
local honey
pepper jellies
handmade soaps
goat cheese
flowers
AND MORE!

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5 Comments so far

  1. katya (unregistered) on September 29th, 2005 @ 9:04 am

    Cool post – we’re going to start volunteering at the Taft St. farmer’s market. It’s a great opportunity to promote this kind of foodie lifestyle and word is you get to take home a decent amount of produce with you too. Rawk!!


  2. HouDog (unregistered) on September 29th, 2005 @ 9:20 am

    Sweet – post some info about the Taft St. market – I would love to know about more places like these!


  3. Katie (unregistered) on September 29th, 2005 @ 11:04 am

    Already have posted info about the Taft market!!! Remember this post?: http://houston.metblogs.com/archives/2005/04/farmers_market.phtml

    I’m very proud of it!


  4. katya (unregistered) on September 29th, 2005 @ 2:27 pm

    It is a beautiful post Katie :) You should come work with us on Saturdays to get some good free organic produce for your inner child… heh.


  5. HouDog (unregistered) on September 29th, 2005 @ 3:55 pm

    Yes, it is an excellent post Katie.

    So tell me about the volunteering – what exactly do you do? What sort of assistance do they need?



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