Friday, July 15, 2011
Fruit Art and Buying Local Food
healthy desserts. Melons are in season right now and they are so delicious! I used a melon baller to make the cute little circular shaped melons and I used a V melon cutter to make the v shapes around the melon. This was a lot of fun to make! Have you ever done fruit art before?
In other news I have been going to a lot of local markets to buy half of my produce for the week. I really enjoy going to local farmers, supporting them and talking to them. I would not have known about these local places to buy food had there not been a big article written in the local paper about it. There are actually about 5 markets that that are close by from which I can choose to go to during the week! That is great! On Friday afternoons from 4 - 8 pm there is a market in Lilburn across from the police station. I buy my watermelon, peaches are tomatoes here. On Saturday mornings there are two I can choose from that are close by. There is one in Snellville and one in Lawrenceville. This Saturday I went to the Snellville market. There was a woman I bought organic onions, tomatoes, and cucumbers from. She just started her farm this year to be able to feed her family healthy food. I find the prices are very affordable and I like knowing where my food is coming from. If you get a chance you should watch a movie called The Future of Food. If you have netflix you can watch it instantly or you can order it. The focus of the movie is on genetically modified food. I really like it because it explains exactly how genetically modified food is made (which is disturbing) and it gives us as consumers a lot of great information about genetically modified food and what it is doing to our agriculture. I highly recommend that you watch this movie if you are able to. It has caused me to want to buy my food locally and organic ever more than I did before.
Daily Questions: Have you played around with fruit art? What have you made? Do you ever go shopping locally?