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Radio Smart Talk: Buying local and organic food

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Jun 12, 2013 10:25 AM
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Radio Smart Talk for Thursday, June 13:

Many Pennsylvanians are changing how and where they buy the food they eat.

Purchasing fruits and vegetables and other food items that were grown or produced locally is becoming more popular.

The reasons they buy local include food safety, taste of the food, the environment, and supporting local farmers.

The same could be said about organic food too.

On Thursday's Radio Smart Talk, we'll look at buying local food and organic foods.

Our guests will be Casey Spacht, Manager of the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative and Casi Babinchak, Chief Operations Officer of the Central Market House in York.

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Casey Spacht, Manager of the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative and Casi Babinchak, Chief Operations Officer of the Central Market House in York.

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Comments: 3

  • Luna img 2013-06-13 07:48

    I just received my first Earth Spring CSA delivery! I love watching my veggies grow and connecting with the farmer through social media. He emails us photos of the veggies that came in our delivery as they were growing up. I feel like in some ways it gives me back that connection with my food that's really missing in our modern food economy. My money goes directly to the lovely family that truly has a passion for growing food.

  • Finnegans Wake img 2013-06-13 12:44

    Can't wait to hear this program, as it is something that's been very important to me for several reasons: eating better tasting food, eating food that doesn't have to be shipped 1500 miles (on average) from farm to plate, eating more nutritious food, eating food that is safer and less processed, and supporting local farms and the local economies.

    I really hope that the segment at least touches on meat production, since there is so much wrong with industrial meat in this country, and so many wonderful farms that raise their animals sustainably, humanely, and on pasture.

  • Finnegans Wake img 2013-06-18 15:57

    Kind of disappointed. The guests were fine, but this program seemed to only scratch the surface. There are SO many inter-related topics that didn't get examined. This area has wonderful local resources, and the program was too narrowly focused to really connect the dots for listeners.

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