Dear readers and fellow survivors, you all know my bucket list life item post-breast cancer as far as my writing goes. I am cross-posting so you can see my first byline in The Philadelphia Inquirer. I feel like I won the lottery :<)
Neighbors Main Line/Philly.com:
Posted: Tue, Jul. 3, 2012, 7:28 PM
Eat locally: Farm fresh fruits and veggies from your own ZIP code
Seasons evoke memories. Summer evokes hot days and a slice of juicy watermelon, slightly warm from being recently picked; juice trickling down your chin from a local peach; mouth blue from blueberries; fresh picked tomatoes waiting for a salad. In addition to the many taste delights of fresh local produce, many are finding plenty of other reasons to put locally grown produce and other items on their tables.
The current economy is pushing people to look for alternatives to the increasingly enormous supermarket chains. In addition, food that is locally produced is not only fresher, but often less expensive because it doesn’t travel great distances to get to market.
People are also growing increasingly aware of the effects of chemicals and pesticides…
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What a great article with so many local produce nooks and crannies. Congratulations on your publication – woohoo!