Wednesday, August 7, 2013

August is for Eating (from Get Your GreenBack)

From Get your GreenBack Tompkins:
August is for Eating!

What tastes great, nourishes your body, and builds community? Local food! To celebrate our county's bounty, Get Your GreenBack Tompkins declares August is for Eating!

Grow it! Crave broccoli? Relish radishes? Buy local seeds and starts -- you get higher quality plants started at the right time.

Pick it! Cherries, peaches & apples--oh my! Check out the Local Foods Guide for lists of U-pick farms in the region.

Buy it! Join a local CSA for your fall share of local bounty. Check out the online Meat Suite, where you can purchase local, high quality meat in bulk. Go to one of the county's eight Farmers' Markets, or shop at Brookton's Market, Good to Go, Greenstar, Neighborhood Pride or Wegmans, which all feature local foods

Eat it! Support one of the many restaurants that strive to serve locally-grown food, or enjoy a farm to table "Harvest Dinner" and support low-income CSA shares.

Preserve it! Sign up for a canning or freezing class to learn how to preserve your local fruit & veggies.

For more information about all these options--and more--, go to find us on Facebook. Share your local food story--and join the 25,113 others who have already taken a step towards saving energy and money.

Eat local to Get Your GreenBack. Not only can you save money this way, but eating local can also significantly reduce the environmental impact of our food production, and make our community more self-reliant. Plus, you can't beat the flavor!

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