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Seeking Out Local Food

August 26, 2008

I think that one of the best things about living in Culpeper is the access to local farmers. If you haven’t given much thought to supporting your local farmers because you think it’s too expensive, you may want to reconsider. A July 20th Financial Times article quotes Sara Lee’s Chief Operating Officer as saying that they will be increasing their prices on a variety of items across the board- including some increases in excess of 20%.

From what I’ve been reading it appears that meat products are where this’ll be felt the most, since the most upwards pressure is on the commodities pricing of corn and soybeans. If there’s a price difference that’s keeping you buying your steaks from Wal-Mart, that may evaporate.  And let me tell you, we have some great meat options here in Culpeper. We recently discovered the retail outpost for Cibola Farms just north of town. If you’ve never had buffalo, you owe it to yourself to try it. Imagine a red meat with lower fat and calories than chicken breast, and you have buffalo. Not quite as healthy but amazingly delicious are the sausages they sell. I’m always a sucker for a good chorizo, and theirs is fantastic.

I’ll get back to landscape and garden issues with my next post. In the meantime, find some food!

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  1. Chris Osborne permalink
    October 22, 2008 1:09 pm

    I live in the Hamilton, OH area in SW Ohio and was wondering when the best time to fertilize would be to ensure a green lawn in the spring. I would appreciate any feedback. Thank you

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