Wednesday, June 17, 2009

#18 Shop a Farmer's Market

If you can't plant a garden or didn't plant some things you wanted, go check out your local Farmer's Market. Your money stay local and helps someone you may know. Often times the prices at a Farmer's market are the same or cheaper than the grocery store. And like I mentioned before, the average gardener tends to use less pesticides & chemicals than a large-scale grower. Plus, by buying locally you cut down on the carbon emissions related to transporting items, as well as locally. Often, farmers at the farmer's market will re-use strorage containers to transport their items and have plastic bags or other items for you to reuse to bring home your items in, or better yet, bring your reusable shopping bags.

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