Tuesday, September 22, 2009

White House Farmer's Market Criticism, Really?

The White House opened it's first farmers market last week and received criticism from pesticide organizations. Are people crazy? How do you protest the growing and selling of fruit from the ground? Are you really angry that local farmers use natural methods to help food grow? Okay, I am off my soapbox.We love our local farmer's market not just because we support local growers, but because it's a fun adventure for my family. We ride our bikes to the local farmers market each Saturday morning - okay, most Saturday mornings. - the Saturday mornings when we actually have our act together. We walk around with our two year old son pointing out the flowers and the fruits and vegetables. We hold the bag open and say, put in three red tomatoes. He has fun playing the "farmer's market game" and runs from station to station ready to find new fruits and vegetables to put in the bag. We listen to the musicians who set up each week and stop to let our son do some dancing. Then, we simply pack up, jump back on our bikes and make the three block trek home. We celebrate the White House farmer's market, even though we are 3,000 miles away.

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