Radio Smart Talk: Buying local and organic
Transforming Health | 06.13.13
Radio Smart Talk for Thursday, June 13:
Many Pennsylvanians are changing how and where they buy the food they eat.
Purchasing fruits and vegetables and other food items that were grown or produced locally is becoming more popular.
The reasons they buy local include food safety, taste of the food, the environment, and supporting local farmers.
The same could be said about organic food too.
In this episode of Radio Smart Talk, we'll look at buying local food and organic foods.
Listen to the program (second half of the show):
Casey Spacht, Manager of the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative and Casi Babinchak, Chief Operations Officer of the Central Market House in York.
More stories on local food in Central PA:
CSA's are like subscriptions to fresh, locally-grown produce. Members pay a sum of money up-front and then stop by the farm once a week for about twenty-three weeks to pick up their weekly share of what's being harvested at the moment.
The Greenhouse is a community organization that is dedicated to recovering food that would otherwise be wasted, preserving the food by canning, freezing or dehydrating, and then sharing the food with community groups and charity organizations that serve people in the community that need it most.
Go Local with PA Preferred:
The idea of buying and eating locally-produced foods has exploded in recent years. It's especially gained traction in the commonwealth, where agriculture is one of the top two industries.
Expert Blog: CSA all the way!
Expert Blog: Buy Local:
With the convenience and variety available in today’s grocery stores it can be easy to overlook the farm stand in favor of the grocery store chain where you do the bulk of your shopping. But, buying locally grown produce has its perks.
App of the week: Locavore:
Buying fresh, local produce is easy with the Locavore app. This app provides maps to the closest farmers markets, lets you know what's in season, and even suggests recipes to try!