Friday, April 1, 2011

Shopping Local....

It's no secret that I love good wholesome food.  Lately, I've really tried to focus on buying more things locally and while doing some research, I came across a website called Local Harvest.  This site is a fabulous resource if you want to support your local farming community.  You can search by zip code and identify all of the farms and ranches in your area and see what they offer. You can also buy items online that are not available locally and have them shipped.  Looking for a Farmers Market or Co-Op in your area?  Want to plant your own garden with heirloom seeds?  It's all there.  Going to your local Farmers Market also gives you the opportunity to meet the people that grow the food.  They are so passionate about what they do and it builds such a good sense of community.  Whether it's a small farm stand or a Grand Market, buying locally makes sense in every way.  Oh yeah, and don't forget to bring your own bags.  Check out some of these great versatile bags I found that are affordable, made out of recycled materials AND support good causes.  Happy Shopping!

 Photo Courtesy of Sebastian Schlueter.

Photo courtesy of :  Stacey Shintani


Chelsea Market Photo Courtesy of:  Sayan Chowdhury

Vegetable Stand Photo Courtesy of: GeishaBoy

LA Farmers Market Clock Tower Photo Courtesy of:  MrAnathema

Photo Courtesy of: Natalie Maynor

LOVE this Recycled Jute Backpack.  Handmade in the Himalayas.  $29 at World of Good

Recycled Flour Sack Tote.  Hand Made in Ghana through Fair Trade.  $18 at World of Good.

Large Star Bag made out of recycled plastic.  Supports SPEED Trust.  Fair Trade Imported from India.  $50 at World of Good.

Cotton Tote made out of post industrial organic and natural cotton scrap.  Printed with Green water based ink.  Made using Fair Labor in India.  $16 at World Of Good.

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