Written and stitched by Sophia Anner, ESLLC 2016-2017

If you’re looking for the best place to buy local food, produce, and trinkets, the first place you should look is the South Pearl Street Farmers Market, every Sunday. There’s over 100 vendors and each one is rigorously checked to be approved, so you can ensure the quality. The products must be made within the state of Colorado (with a few exceptions) in order to promote local and sustainable businesses. If the product is not local, it must be explicitly labeled. In addition, all ingredients must be listed and the vendors are required to be truthful about whether their products are natural, organic, or pesticide free. In most cases for produce, the vendor must be the one who grew the items for sale.

I know this just seems like a plug for the Farmers Market (which it is) but that’s mainly because my main effort for this post is making a little embroidered patch that says “EAT LOCAL”. It features a carrot, a beet (both of which can be found at Brown Dog Farm’s stand at the Farmers Market) and an ear of corn (which can be found at Leffler Family Farms’ stand). I will wear it on my backpack once I figure out how to make it into a patch so I can advertise wherever I go.

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