Monday, January 25, 2010

Winter Market Update January 25 2010

The winter market at Attleboro Farms is humming along nicely, it is amazing to see people of all stripes, shapes and sizes descend upon a garden center on a Sunday afternoon in January with only one thought: Good Local Food. Of course there is more than that, there is music, there is soap and body oils, dog treats, cats too. There are children running around and laughing, old friends running into each other unexpectedly. There are samples of all types, you could have a nice lunch with those alone; there are the people who grow or produce what they are selling.
The winter market is a community event, spend nothing or spend a lot, get to know the people who grow/make good food. I'll spare you the rants I have on the current "cheaper is better" food system, suffice it to say shopping for food this way is more fun. It will also make you appreciate the entire process of growing and producing food on a local sustainable level.
Whether you shop here in North Attleborough or visit the other winter markets: Pawtucket, Natick, Wayland or the 100's throughout New England, do shop them as often as possible,do talk to the growers, the bakers, the butchers, jelly makers, cheese makers. If you only have time to say one thing, say this:
Thank you for doing what you do. 
Oh do try to buy something too.
Thank you for reading the blog and shopping the markets.

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