Local Food

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.

Do you have local farms or eateries you love going to?

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    Quigley Bend Farm
    January 12, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    So glad you liked it!! Believe it or not, due to this crazy weather, we have just started tapping for 2013. If it gets cold again for a prolonged period we’ll have to stop and start up again, but we decided to start so as not to miss the sap window. Traditional maple sugaring time in CT is usually not until mid-February. Let us know next time you’re in the area and we’ll get you some eggs to go with the syrup!

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