Saturday, June 16, 2007

Buy Local

I have to give a shout out to Wilson Farms in Lexington. I go early every Sunday a.m. I can't say enough about how great this place is. The staff are so friendly and helpful and always go above and beyond to help me out. Examples include giving me funky wooden asparagus crates to take home (one is a plant stand and one is my "recycling center."), letting me taste coffee before I buy their beans (Try the Wilson roast, dark and delish!), cutting anything to half it's pre-packaged size for me with a smile, and helping me learn how to make a beautiful container garden. Much of their produce is their own, either grown in NH or Lexington. Fresh eggs straight from their farm, beet greens right out of the ground. If we could all eat food that is produced within 100 miles of our home, we would be healthier, have a lower food bill, we would be supporting the local economy and keeping family farms alive. If you don't live near Wilson's, find a local "green grocer" and shop there.