Saturday, May 23, 2009

Bueno!: We heart farmers markets!

Hip Hip Hooray!   We love summer...the outdoors..the smells... the golden bodies (courtesy of sunless tanner of course...ohhh we smell a sunless tanner post coming!), and most of all the yummy, fresh, local, healthy Farmers Markets!!!

How super fun is it to throw on your cute shorts and a fantasmic vintage tee, some flips and head out to grab this seasons local grown, freshest and (usually) organic foods and flowers!?!?

It's like doing a 2-fer for yourself and Mother Earth
First of all local farmers markets are good for you.  You get do enjoy the outdoors, put great veggies and fruits in your body, save some moolah and to your neighbors!!! 
And B... farmers markets are good for the Earth and the local industries.  
They help the Earth because the food is grown locally and usually on smaller farms.  
So... there are no big-rig trucks or airplanes from other countries spewing fumes and pollution and ridiculous amounts of pesticides are not needed.  

Also... local farms hire and feed local farmers and the work is not outsourced and because food is grown in smaller batches than the ones used to feed all of America, it tastes better and has more nutrients!  YAY!

Fun fact***

Farmers markets are an integral part of the urban/farm linkage and have continued to rise in popularity, mostly due to the growing consumer interest in obtaining fresh products directly from the farm. 

Farmers markets allow consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce, enables farmers the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with their customers, and cultivate consumer loyalty with the farmers who grows the produce. 

Direct marketing of farm products through farmers markets continues to be an important sales outlet for agricultural producers nationwide. 

Today, there are more than 4,600 farmers markets operating throughout the nation.

So go out there and enjoy your local markets!!!   

Here is a list from some of our countries major cities...

Santa Monica- one of the largest in the nation!  and huuuge organic section and um, hello? by the beach!

Hollywierd- a big pile of yummy fun and food and great people watching

Silverlake- for all of our hipsters at heart

San Francisco- our fav of all faves!  beautiful, chic...huge and delicious and 1 amazing one at the famous Ferry building

New York City- there are soooo many great ones to choose from!

Chicago- these have to be good in a city this great

Dallas- ya'll got a great city... we know you have amazing markets

Austin- the newest and great up and coming city... we have already heard about your great markets

and anywhere we didn't mention, go here!

P.S.  Please pass this post along to your friends and families around the country... let them know where they can go too ;)

P.P.S.  Don't forget your reusable bag (or 3).  Go green!

the original farmers market at Fairfax and 3rd in LA
xoxo t.w.h.

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