One of life's great pleasures is the ritual of Saturday morning at the Farmer's Market in Half Moon Bay, CA. Ours just started up in May and this past Saturday was our first visit of the season. Organic beets, sumptuous pastries, flowers, Italian spinach, fresh oranges from the valley, a local brand of coffee grown by someone's grandfather. All of this seems like goodness.
Eating "local" is something we try to do. If you haven't yet read Michael Pollen's important books on the food chain, et al, I highly recommend them. His In Defense of Food is important. Take his advice, three rules: 1. Eat FOOD 2. Not too much 3. Most vegetables. Hooray for farmers everywhere.