Just went to Berkeley's Farmers Market yesterday (sorry @devora!) with a chef friend of mine that was visiting and wanted to cook for us....in a few words, I was in heaven. Unlike other Farmer's Markets with just a few stands with everyone carrying the same thing and some craft and food vendors, Berkeley is truly a Farmer's Market. I bought some amazing bread, Quark, tomatoes, and the herbs are to die for! Affordable and fresh food while supporting local farms? WIN! A big plus, each vendor seemed to have a recipe to share!
Yes I regularly watched the show, only because I thought Alyssa Milano was hot. Exhibit A: I was a teenager then. My English was getting better and I was learning to become American. My relationship with my parents deteriorated since they have remained very much Chinese. To them, there is no question who should be the boss. But to me and my adolescence, who’s the boss was manifested through my … more
There is something to be said for being able to trace where your food comes from and know it is well taken care of before it gets to your kitchen. The health benefits of eating food that comes from a farm and not a processor are exponential. Knowing your farmer and your food is an ode to eating local and staying healthy.
Local food (also regional food or food patriotism) or the local food movement is a "collaborative effort to build more locally based, self-reliant food economies - one in which sustainable food production, processing, distribution, and consumption is integrated to enhance the economic, environmental and social health of a particular place" and is considered to be a part of the broader sustainability movement. It is part of the concept of local purchasing and local economies, a preference to buy locally produced goods and services. Those who prefer to eat locally grown/produced food sometimes call themselves locavores or localvores.