Eating locally grown food is easy in summer. In winter, it gets a little harder . . . right?
Not necessarily. In this part of the world, where the ground may not even freeze in winter, there is still a lot of fresh food. Farmers are growing it, farmers markets are selling it, and we, the cooks, well, are we buying it?
Here's a little video I made about my trip to the Charlotte Regional Farmer's Market the week before Christmas. A couple of things to note: Yes, for a few vendors, December is the end of their year until things pick up again in March. But a lot of times, that's because the customers aren't coming out, not because they don't have anything to sell.
If you go in January, pickings will be a little more sparse. But they won't be nonexistent.
I'll be out this weekend. Will you? Say hello if you spot me. And don't worry: I'll only point a camera at you if you tell me it's OK.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Posted by Kathleen Purvis at 2:47 PM