Thursday, June 7, 2007
Something to Celebrate
On August 17th, 2007, Seattle's famed Pike Place Market will celebrate its 100th anniversary.
Pike Place Market is a Seattle landmark for fresh produce of all kinds, unusual arts and crafts, lively street performers, delicious food, and restaurants with breathtaking views of the Puget Sound. Of course, it is also one of Seattle's most popular visitor destinations. However, despite the Market's reputation as a tourist attraction, I adore spending time there. It is truly a special place. Alas, it's such a wonderful way to eat healthily, buy locally, and support small business owners.
Pike Place Market is a defining and integral part of the Seattle community. However, with the increasing awareness of the importance of eating and buying locally, it shouldn't be difficult to find a fresh foods farmer's market near you, wherever you live. Summer is the high season for fresh fruits and vegetables. It's a shame to buy produce that's grown 1000's of miles away then imported to the US when we are surrounded by such bounty. Furthermore, not only do locally grown foods taste better, but they're infinitely for your body. You're also supporting the backbone of your community in an impactful way.
If you live in Seattle, or will be visiting the city this summer, visit the Market's website to find out about the Centennial Celebration that will be going on all summer; to know more click on the link in the upper right hand corner of the site that says "Centennial Celebration."
Buying locally grown food is just another small way to enhance your quality of life, celebrate small pleasures, and please the senses.