I love Farmer's Markets, and I am very passionate about supporting them and permaculture in general. If you follow my blog let me warn you that you will often read that I strongly believe we need to return to the local markets in order to sustain ourselves. There is so much more to Farmer's markets though than just home-grown and home made products, there is also a sense of community and of caring. I could be wrong but I have yet to see one corporation concerned only with profits, represented at any of the markets I have visited; instead I have found many grassroots businesses that offer great products and reasonable prices. More importantly, the merchants I have visited are passionate about their products and have all been more than happy to tell me all about their business. In turn, I feel like the times when I was a little boy and the general store in my hometown was a place where the community came together. It is so nice to return to this culture.
So with all that said, I'm here to say that I have decided to make expand my blog to support the merchants at the many local markets by giving them a little press time and by doing so helping to fuel a movement back to the community markets. That means that I more than likely will be blogging nearly everyday because there are hundreds of local merchants in the Phoenix area and thousands throughout the county and I want to write about all of them.