Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Regional Farming

While walking my dog today in the small village close to my home in France, I saw people walking into the local bar/restaurant and I was curious why there were so many.  

It turns out today was the day for the local "BIO" (organic to us) small farmers to bring their boxed seasonal hand picked fruit and vegetables to be picked up.  
Apparently one places an order for each week and whatever happens to be available is packed up and put in a nice box for you to pick up on Thursday afternoon. There is also hand made goat cheese and gorgeous loaves of bread for you to order and pick up too.

I think it is such a wonderful idea and it reminded me of Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett, New York.  In the heart of "the Hamptons" this farm has attained great success over the years because we are all understanding buying local. 

Amanda Merrow and Katie Baldwin are the founders of Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett, New York. The pair have been farming together on the east end of Long Island since 2008 when they met during a  season-long farming apprenticeship at Quail Hill Farm, also in Amagansett. They are part of the national movement of young people committed to revitalizing America’s food system by helping people become empowered and excited to make thoughtful food choices through a deeper connection to their food and the people who grow it. Katie and Amanda have been featured on the Food Network’s Barefoot Contessa, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and many local publications for their work at Amber Waves Farm.

Eating healthy and eating what is grown close to where you live is now available almost everywhere. They say if you eat the honey that is from your region, you will avoid some allergies. Try it, if you haven't already, it is all good for you.

Bon App├ętit


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