With Thanksgiving coming up this is your chance to stock up on LOCAL and ORGANIC on Nov 18t- BUY LOCAL DAY!. There are a few farmers markets continuing to offer products, such as the Lansing Farmers Market on Cedar St, downtown Lansing, across from the Lugnuts stadium, on Saturdays. Of course there are local food coops.


What are your favorite spots to buy local in the “off season”.   I hope that you will take a moment to “Reply All” on this email and tell us where you get local food this time of year. It’s the time we prepare the biggest meals that are shared with the largest number of friends and family, but the most difficult time to buy local.  Those with hoop houses or are members of CSAs with hoop houses, YOU LUCKY DEVILS!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all of your local friends and family



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Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 6:08 PM
To: Vicki Morrone
Subject: Buy Local Day! Sat, Nov. 18th
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Dear Vicki,

Buy Local Day!
Saturday, November 18th

Alarmed by industrial agriculture's interference in the food chain? It's easy to meet local growers and sellers. This Saturday, November 18th, show your support for local food by joining us in Buy Local Day! There are thousands of local farmer's markets, community supported agriculture farms, co-ops and local retailers across the country where you can show your support on Saturday!

The typical industrial supermarket food travels an average of 1300 miles from the farm to the dinner table. Subsequently, consumers get farther away from their food sources while farmers command lower prices for their products. For every dollar a consumer spends on such food, farmers receive ten cents or less! Just a few decades ago farmers earned up to seventy cents. But in today's industrialized food system, more and more of our food dollars go to the corporate middlemen for processing, marketing, packaging, storage and shipping, and the people who actually grow it receive increasingly less.

The good news is that we can change this industrialized system by demanding and supporting local, organic foods!

Take our Buy Local pledge!

Resources for Choosing Local and Organic:

Find a local Farmer's Market, CSA, or Food Co-op

Find organic, sustainable and humanely raised meat and dairy in your area through Sustainable Table's Eat Well Guide

Find out more about Buy Local Day and events in your area

Check out the 100-Mile Diet for tips on eating locally

 ** If you have trouble with the links in this email, you can take the pledge online at http://ga3.org/campaign/buylocalpledge



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