We received an email message from one of our readers in Sparks, Nevada last night. She asked us if we could help her find a farmers market in her neighborhood. It occurred to us, that as spoiled Californians we take the farmers market for granted. Of course there's one close by... more likely, there are several, and they're not all on the same day of the week, so we have access to fresh produce any time, even in the dead of winter (when our day time highs may not even break 60°F).
Obviously, that's not going to be the case elsewhere in the country. So, here's a link to the USDA Farmers Market Database where you can search for a nearby market in your state, county, or city. It might be worth a look, even if you think you know all the markets in your area. You might just find a gem!
And, if you don't already shop at your local farmers market, you may want to give it a try. There's nothing like just-picked produce!
– We’ve had some renewed interest in our petition to Oprah, asking her to do a piece on factory farming. We will be sending this information to Oprah on Monday, 5/19. If you haven’t already signed, please consider doing so. We can all work together to make a difference.