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Support Your Local Farmer

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(photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images )

(photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images )

All you have to do is shop at your local farmers markets.  And, most of them stay open all year long to sell honey, meats, veggies and some sensational baked goods.

Eating locally grown stuff is great for Washington’s economy as we pay our area farmers directly and keep our money circulating here. Plus, shipped-in food loses nutrients as it travels, and doesn’t even compare in taste to a locally grown tomato or bag of kale.

Don’t forget the impact that shipping has on the environment – the fuel emissions alone are avoidable if we just eat locally. More on living and eating locally can be found here.

A list of Western Washington Farmer’s Markets here.

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