The Tyee is running an interview with author Micheal Pollan wherin Mr. Pollan quotes U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack hitting the nail on the head when it comes to the (many) benefits of eating locally:
"'You know, this isn't about food, this is about community. People are starved for community...."
"At my farmer's market, people go whether they are going to be cooking or not. They go to hang out. They go because they're going to see their friends. They go because there's politicking and music and massages and all these other things happening. And it's just as important."
Covent Garden Market (London, ON)
Eat Local London's local food map
Moss St Market (Victoria, BC)
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