Monday, May 30, 2011

Going Local

I'm really digging the emphasis being put on buying local here lately.  I'm hopeful that it will continue and become more than just a craze, but more a way of life.   Buying from local farmers markets and eateries that buy from local farms is not only good for your health, but also good for your community and the economy.  Also, it's a lot of fun! The same goes for buying other things locally such as music and art. 

On a recent visit to Asheville, NC I was amazed by the way the city has embraced the "buying local" attitude.  There are numerous farmers markets and most of the restaurants buy their food from local farmers.  I stopped in for lunch at Early Girl Eatery (a scratch kitchen) in downtown Asheville, and the fresh local food really spoke volumes about why this is becoming a growing way of life in the town.  It's simply better! 

My hometown Dallas has many farmers markets popping up everywhere, and I couldn't be happier.  Like the sign plastered all over Asheville (pic above), I think local is the new black, and I hope it stays that way.

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