24 September 2007

farm to city

One of the members of our neighborhood environmental group sent us a link to Farm to City, a Philadelphia- based program whose goal is to unite communities, families, and farmers year-round through good locally grown food. It's supported, in part, by the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture and the Small Farm Success Project.

While we probably won't join any of the local "buying clubs," the information on local farmers' markets is great. There are 12 such markets in Philadelphia associated with Farm to City, providing locally grown food that helps preserve farmland and open space in the region. Many of them carry not only a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, but also meat, poultry, egg, and dairy products from pastured animals.

If you live in the Philadelphia region, you might want to check out the website and see if there is are markets near you.