Coventry Farmers’ Market

Coventry Farmers’ Market
Originally uploaded by anselm23.

I got to ring the opening and closing bell at the Coventry Farmers’ Market this past Sunday. Mostly because I had the biggest voice among the people on staff that day. It was fun.

It was the heirloom tomato festival this weekend. A tomato variety can be considered heirloom if it has been cultivated for more than 50 years. These tomatoes rarely travel well, and have to be eaten within a day or two of being picked; usually within hours of being picked is much better.

Buy local produce. It’s better for you, and it tastes better too. Plus you get to meet your neighbors at the market, and it’s a great place for quiet activism.

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