I love coming across locally grown and made food. Whether it’s made the corner bakery, your local fruit stand, even that bottle of syrup from the farm down the street. Let’s face it, local food just tastes better. It’s not over processed, reproduced a thousand times over.
What you might not know is local food helps out the economy in more ways than one. Wouldn’t you want your money going towards a someone you know? According to many studies by the American Farmland Trust, farms contribute more in taxes than they require in services, whereas other developed establishments contribute less in taxes than the cost of required services. Chickens don’t go to school, and cucumbers don’t need to dial 9-1-1.
*gets off soap box*
Last weekend, we had some delicious syrup from Wallingford’s Quigley Bend Farm. It was delicious! Light, sweet, and sooo good on French Toast.