Share pick-up at A2 farmers market Saturday 12/14

It’s share pick-up time! The first share includes foods to remind us of spring: asparagus, strawberries and rhubarb; it also includes festive meal favorites like sweet corn, blueberries, and new this year – slow roasted, marinated organic tomatoes! The share also includes ideas, tips and recipes for using your locally grown frozen produce. Enjoy the sweet local flavors in your holiday cooking, or savor those quiet breaks at home with healthy rejuvenating fruits and veggies.

The 1st Locavorious pick-up at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market is Sat, December 14, 7 am – 1:30 pm

We hope to be able to set up the Locavorious table along the Kerrytown building or the short center aisle, but unfortunately, we won’t know where our spot will be until that morning. As soon as we get an assigned table, we’ll post the location on Facebook. Look for the Locavorious sunshine logo banner and lots of large blue coolers. If you can’t find us, either ask the market manager.  Please consider bringing a small cooler or insulated food bag.

Near the holidays we hear a lot about shopping local. Check out this cute video from Chris Good and Think Local First. When it comes to food, turns out the difference between local and non-local is dramatic. How far does fresh asparagus travel this time of year? About 4000 miles. It’s from Peru. And fresh peaches at the store? They travel about 1600 miles, even in season. If a person traveled thousands of miles, you’d expect her to arrive tired, worn out, and dehydrated. Why expect anything different from hemisphere-hopping fruits and vegetables? The peaches in your share came from Kapnick and Wolfe Orchards, both about 30 miles south of here!

Asparagus from Bridgewater Township, peaches from Britton, strawberries from Ypsilanti, and snow peas from Riga Township:

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