Now, I know you’ve probably been preached to about the benefits of buying organic foods, so I’m not gonna re-hash what you already know. But did you know that you can get great organic products locally? Even in the city!
During the summer season, farmers markets are a huge deal and you can find them almost everywhere. Not only are they a fun, outdoor social experience, there are so many amazing vendors from close by and within the city.
Locally grown food comes short distances to the market, which reduces carbon dioxide emissions and the use of harmful packaging materials. Most food in the US travels 1500 miles to get to your grocery store, on average. Here’s a list of awesome Georgia farmer’s markets:
- East Atlanta Village Farmers Market
There are tons of vendors and booths at this market that’s open every Thursday. One of my personal favorite vendors is Mercier Orchards, an apple farm located in Blue Ridge, Georgia.
- Grant Park Farmers Market
Stop by Sundays and make sure to catch Hidden Springs Honey, a vendor from a family-owned farm in Williamson, Georgia.
- Morningside Farmers Market
Every Saturday I look forward to the delicious jams, jellies and butters you can get from a booth called Preserving Now, based in Georgia as well.
- Piedmont Park Green Market
If you’ve read previous blog posts, you know that Piedmont Park is an awesome place. The park’s conservancy puts on this market to support the local economy and help reduce the community’s carbon footprint.
All of these markets are a great summer activity. I hope I’ve helped show you one of the best ways to have a good impact on the environment. : )