After a day of sorting through journal articles regarding sustainable agriculture and food security in the developing world, I decided it was time for a much needed break.
And what better way to take a break from reading about food than eating it?
So, off to the Wintertime Farmers Market I went!
What a wonderful market completely filled with tasty treats! From brick-fired pizza to candied pecans, this market is filled with fresh flavors that won't disappoint. And, it's happening mid-week!
Farmers markets most often fall on Saturday mornings, but Farm Fresh Rhode Island has taken a progressive step and opened a Wednesday market. I couldn't be more thrilled!
After re-charging with a delicious slice of flatbread and some fresh apple cider, I was even able to compost my food scraps. Now, seriously -- could you think of a better way to spend your Wednesday evening?
I want to spread the word to support our local community and farmers! Our local food system is just as important as the global system, which I am currently studying. Now, more than ever, there is a need to support small-scale sustainable farms!
Pencil it in: Wintertime Farmers Market -- Wednesdays 4-7pm -- Hope Artiste Village
As Bill McKibben has said, "It's pretty clear that the agro-industrial complex is just as vulnerable and brittle as the too-big-to-fail banks. So figuring out what comes next -- how to grow the food the world needs to eat in a way that actually can last far into the future -- is essential