Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Feel Good Rx: Shop at Your Farmer's Market!

One of the joys of summer, especially in upstate New York where winters can be so brutal, is surely the local farmer's market. Today, Daiku and I visited the urban greenmarket in Clinton Square, in downtown Syracuse. I hope you enjoy some pictures we took of the gorgeous, local, fresh, never-seen-the-inside-of-a-refrigerator produce that we saw there. And in case you had a doubt about the revolutionary appeal of buying locally, chew on these two articles about the business practices of corporate supermarkets best (worst?) exemplified by Wal-Mart.

This article is from Businessweek Magazine, about the dangers to small-time farmers from Wal-Mart entering the organics game.

This article, from Fast Company, is about the downfalls of doing business with Wal-Mart, from the producer's point of view.

One of the surest ways to battle the Wal-Marts of the world is not just to boycott them, as we do, but to cast a vote for your friendly local farmer by shopping at the local market. The food is well-priced, and damn tasty.



Urban Vegan said...

your photos are almost obscenely beautiful.

bazu said...

Thanks, UV! You're right, especially with the apricots and plums, I was getting a little food-porny there..!