Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Going Local Week

September 5th - 11th is Going Local Week! 
During this week you are encouraged to eat one local food item for 3 meals a day for a week. 

One of the best places to find fresh LOCAL food is a Farmers' Market.  To find a market near you the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) has an online AgriTourism Directory which list lots of Farmers' Markets, U-Pick stands as well as local wineries and breweries near you. 
ISDA offers the Farmers' Market Cost Share Program to help markets offset their costs with advertising and promotion.  This year ISDA awarded $10,000 to 21 different markets around the state.  Those awarded markets include: Monroe County Growers Association, Bloomington Community Farmers' Market, Shelby County Farmers' Market, South Milford Farmers' Market, Richmond Farmers' Market, Bloomington Winter Farmers' Market, Harrision County Farmers Market, Avon Farmers' Market, Community Farmers Market of Owen County, Scott County Farmers' Market, South Side Farmers Market (Allen County), Highland Street Market, Historic Lafayette Farmers' Market, Farmers' Market at Minnetrista, Orange County HomeGrown Farmers' Market, Carmel Farmers Market, Fulton County Farmers' Market,
Vincennes Historic Farmers' Market, Valparaiso Farmers' Market, and the Binford Farmers Market

For more information on Going Local Week be sure to check out the Going Local Blog

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