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The sale (and free exchange) of locally grown food gathers steam

Original post made on Mar 28, 2013

The idea of local people eating locally grown food continues to make headlines in Woodside. The Town Council has expressed interest in a public referendum on whether to allow a new Sunday market to use public property in Town Center. And now there's news from Portola Valley.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 28, 2013, 11:51 AM

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Mar 28, 2013 at 2:28 pm

It'd be wonderful if The Almanac did a story on Collective Roots and its food growing predecessors here in East Palo Alto. Not only is there a great project going on right now between Stanford, Collective Roots & the earlier agriculturists here in EPA, but Collective Roots has a fabulous CSA program AND farmer's market. Residents can have a free garden bed at their home or on site at Collective Roots. There're also gardening and cooking classes, a seed and tool library, volunteer roles and food sharing. It's a marvelous nonprofit who're making a real difference here in what has previously been a real food desert.

People in PV & Woodside can afford just about anything that they want to eat. Having these choices is a privilege that most people are blind to. Choosing local, sustainable food & food sharing is a wonderful way to alter one's lifestyle. Here in EPA, it's vital for the health & well-being of the residents to learn that the $$ cost of a food item isn't always its most important cost to us, in the long term. But right now, it's all about the money & not about long term health of residents, the community & the planet. This needs to change!