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Contributed by Lauren Goldberg on 07/05/2012
Eating Local is the theme for July and August for Get Your GreenBack Tompkins, a community-based campaign to inspire all 42,000 households and every business in Tompkins County to take at least one step to save energy and money in the areas of Food, Building Heating and Lighting, Transportation, and Waste.
There are many ways to eat local and save. “I pass both Eddydale Farm Market and Earlybird Farm Stand to and from work every day”, says Debbie Teeter from Enfield. “Sometimes I stop at Eddydale in the morning to pick up some fresh, seasonal fruit for breakfast or lunch, and I often stop at one or both on the way home in the evening to get something to add to our dinner table, like tomatoes, summer squash, or sweet corn. Summer is a great time to shop these local markets, because the produce is so fresh and affordable. I’ve gotten to know the owners of both of these businesses and I’m happy knowing the money I spend there helps keep them viable and their land in production.”
Learn more and register your step to win local food prizes at GetYourGreenBack.org or call 272-2292.