For the first trip this spring, my local market has finally got some vegetables! It was a cold start to the season, still is with a frost due tonight, but oh, the purple asparagus arrived, and the spring lettuces and spinach. Finally.
I was also contemplating urban sprawl, more suburban sprawl today. The suburban city I live in basically just decided to take over about 15 miles south — without the vote of the citizens there. This was all farms, rolling pasture, beautiful land. You can see the future in the photo here with the brand new McMansions crowding a small farm out. All around this place are strip malls and subdivisions. How many strip malls do we really need? Or better yet, how do you get local food if there are no local farms?
That in mind, this week’s carnival entries follow.
Lynn at Organic Mania contemplates the terrible news about the food crisis has really been weighing on me. We who have the choice of organics vs. conventional foods are truly blessed.
Speaking of blessed, Christine presents Open Air Market in Barcelona posted at Me, My Kid and Life: An American Single Mom Living in France.
Ilana, the Hip Hostess, gives us hip tips on how to save money buying local.
Don’t forget to send in your posts for next weeks Farmers Market Fare. Entries are due on Sunday night, by midnight, send them to farmerfare [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks!