Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Fun Farm Facts -- Buy Local

Recently I've seen a rash of posts about how to keep strawberries fresh longer. While I have no idea if putting them in plastic bags with holes or rinsing them in vinegar water actually help strawberries keep longer, I do have one suggestion: 

Buy local. Ask when they were picked. Better yet, pick them yourselves. There is no reason right now to buy strawberries that have been shipped in from out of state. 

And that brings me to my Friday Fun Farm Fact: If every Michigan household spent $10 of their weekly grocery budget on Michigan food, over $37 million would stay in the Michigan economy each week. Of course this principle holds true if you live in another state or province, too.  

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