Farmers Markets are filling up with local fruit, vegetables and other foods. What affect are these markets having on local farms? Community supported agriculture also seeks to bring local bounty to consumers in a timely fashion. There are increasing small farmers trying to make a living with specialty crops and products. Are these markets and venues preserving local agriculture? Where do you get your local produce? What are your favorite markets? Who are the best farmers? Where do you get the sweetest melons and tastiest cherries? When does local become too expensive? Where do you turn for cheap, local produce? Who do you call when you have too much to eat yourself? While we get your stories of the markets and farms of the area, we talk to the people driving the movement in local foods and preserving farmland.
Chris Curtis is Director of the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance.
Goldie Caughlan is a PCC Farmland Trust board member. She's also been a Nutrition Education Manager at PCC for 23 years.
Andrew Stout runs Full Circle Farm in Carnation.
Becky Selengut is a private chef, cooking instructor, and the founder of Seasonalcornucopia.com, which is 'a tool that chefs, restaurateurs, home cooks and gardeners in the greater Puget Sound Region of the Pacific Northwest can use to easily identify when local foods are in season.'
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