Thursday, October 27, 2011

100 Mile Diet Event - Part 2

Here is part 2 of the 100 Mile Diet event!

Click on images to blow them up - there is a lot of great information!

This farmer uses this to grow his tomatoes - no dirt!

He is so proud of his humungous tomato plants!

The fruits of his labours.

Until I moved to the country I had no idea how many types of tomatoes are out there!



Peppers and garlic!

I asked...they don't taste like chocolate.  Le sigh.

With all the farmers' markets around it is very easy to eat local!

All of the farmers and businesses within 100 miles of us.

A food demo was going on in the middle of the event.  In typical fashion there were 6 chefs preparing....tomatoes, cheese and basil on baguettes.  Remember how many it took to make a hamburger at the Lavender Festival?

Since moving here I have discovered just how enjoyable it is to spend time chatting with farmers, finding out about their products, getting the scoop on new products and supporting my local businesses.

This is my local farm - every spring the owner dresses in a strawberry costume and takes people on wagon rides to pick berries!

I see my lavender shortbread has some competition!

Have a fabulous day!


High Heeled Life said...

Just read part 1 and 2 - Fabulous posts!! We have also been looking at eating more local ... no competition on your Yummy Lavender cookies!! happy Thursday..xo HHL

Wendy said...

I wish we had more farmers markets down here. I would be at them every week buying fresh veggies and fruits. I love that the produce is grown locally.

Anonymous said...

I love this, we should all be locavores.

Teena in Toronto said...

Everything looks so fresh!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Love love the t'mater photo! SO pretty!

Lat said...

I love to be locavore all year round, but it's impossible. My city's Farmer's Market has such a short season. I always get so sad when it ends. :(