Thursday, September 13, 2012

Farmers Feed Cities!

Halifax in Nova Scotia has a farmers market that has been alive and running for 262 years...we were lucky enough to gather some grub from a few vendors for lunch and dinner on our way back into the US.  The farmers market is located in the Keith's Brewery building on Lower Water Street.
Since 1750, these farmers have been providing the seaside city of Halifax with a variety of fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, meats, cheeses, seafood, baked goods, jams, jellies, and crafts.  The market operates on Saturdays from 7AM until 1PM...plenty of time for everyone to get their weekly supplies.
We decided to get our produce from this farmer, who informed us that everything left of that yellow bin of potatoes and the silver beet on the table was organic.  That's local  and sustainable farming at it's finest.  This is the mindset that @addmoregreen would like to teach young farmers in Central America.  Deciding to grow organically does excellent things for human health and the health of the just makes sense.
Check out this awesome grafitti...and more about the historic farmers market in Halifax on their website  and through their twitter account @brewerymarket

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