Tuesday, May 15, 2012

To market, to market . . .

Summer means farm-fresh.  To learn what locally-grown products are available in your area, visit Indiana’s Local Foods & Agritourism webpage.  To search for farmers' markets and pick-your-own farms and orchards, click on The Farmers' Market Online Directory.  For news, events, and information related to agriculture, natural resources, homemaking, and 4-H visit Purdue University's Extension for Boone County.

Locavores will be pleased to note that The Zionsville Farmers' Market (at the corner of Main and Hawthorne) will be open from 8 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. every Saturday morning from May 19 to September 29.  In addition to fruits and vegetables, the Market offers a variety of bread, pastries, cheeses, farm-fresh meats and eggs.

For those who’d like more information on growing their own food or preparing meals using locally grown ingredients, the Library has bushels of tempting books ranging from the classic, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, to The Locavore’s Handbook: The Busy Person’s Guide to Eating Local on a Budget by Leda Meredith, to my favorite, the very funny Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter.  Stop by the display in Teen & Adult Services and take your pick.

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