Hunters & Gatherers

My husband hunts.  I gather.  We always say that if we lived in ancient times, we’d be set.  As much as I’d like to have a large, lush backyard garden the reality is that my urban backyard is about the size of a basketball court so I do most of my gathering elsewhere.  On Saturday, with Bill off hunting in the Wisconsin north woods, I set off to one of my favorite weekend destinations:  the farmer’s market.

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If you’ve never checked out your local farmer’s markets, you’re missing out.  The benefits are almost endless – supporting your local economy, reducing your environmental impact, stocking up on fresher, tastier produce and cheap, beautiful flowers and simply enjoying yourself as you browse the best of each season.

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There are farmer’s markets in nearly every city and town. Check out these sites or your local newspaper to find one close to you:
www.localharvest.org
apps.ams.usda.gov/FarmersMarkets/
And if you’re in the Milwaukee area, check out one of our many markets.

I’m partial to the West Allis market but was thrilled to hear talk of a new market in downtown Tosa!  There is a “test run” this Saturday morning, Sept. 26. Come support it so that it returns in the spring!

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The season is almost over for the year so get out and find one this weekend!

katie

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2 responses to “Hunters & Gatherers

  1. Alison

    Your Farmer’s Market piece makes me look forward to heading to the apple orchard this weekend!!!

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