Natural and Thrifty in 365: #271 Pick Your Own Foods Locally

Visiting a local farmer is a good experience to learn about where your food comes from and what it takes to get it to your table.  What a great way to support local businesses and get the freshest foods available from right off the vine, bush or tree.

Click here to find a pick-your-own farm near you.  There are also lots of tips on this site about how to prepare for your trip, what’s probably in season where you live, and how to can/jar the excess bounty you bring home.

Photo courtesy of Bailey’s Berry Patch.

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  1. I am a little leary of PYO farms….someone recently told me that you get more exposure to the pesticide if you are rumaging through crops- than actually ingesting it—is this true? I can’t seem to find an organic pyo farm nearby….so i’m outta luck.

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