This is an absolute must-watch video.
Charlottesville folks – What are the best local food options you have found/used?
Personally, I like reading the Green Scene blog at C-Ville.
Some options to learn about eating and cooking in Charlottesville:
We believe that if more people knew the simple joys of plucking a perfect, vine-ripened tomato, or of pulling up a beautiful orange carrot out of the earth, more people would garden. But in our fast paced lives, we seldom have the time to devote to planning and maintaining a garden, and these moments of happiness never come to pass.
We believe that in a world where we are acutely aware of the impact we are having on our environment, growing some portion of our own food is the responsible decision. How much longer can we afford – financially and environmentally – to ship fruits and vegetables around the globe when we could take action into our own hands? We all need to start thinking globally by acting locally: and you can’t get much more local than your own backyard.
We believe that fresh, wholesome, healthy food is a right, not a privilege that varies by race or income level. That is why we set up our Garden Grant program. We want to ensure that those who are less fortunate than ourselves do not continue to be marginalized and forgotten. What good is being progressive if it does not help everyone progress?
We believe that businesses function optimally when they are owned by those who work for them – we take pride in and responsibility for that which we can call our own. C’ville Foodscapes strives to serve as a representative for cooperatively run, worker-owned enterprises everywhere. Membership is voluntary, and each member has equal say in the decision-making process.