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We Live – And Love – The Hundred Mile Diet

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As anyone with a green conscience will tell you, the premise of the ‘hundred mile diet’ is that we should all try to eat only those foods grown or produced within a hundred mile radius of where we live, thus substantially reducing the need to ship by air, sea or road.  When we eat local, we reduce the amount of gasoline and other forms of power expended and significantly cut the amount of CO2 that goes into the atmosphere – it’s as simple as that.  It’s the right thing to do.

Could there be a better place than Niagara to put this worthwhile system into effect?

Nowhere else in Canada – perhaps not anywhere else in the world – is there more high quality food to be had – right outside our back doors.  And summer is the time of year when the feasting fiesta begins in Niagara.  Across the peninsula, fruit and vegetable stands and farmer’s markets spring up like mushrooms after a rainfall.  The produce and fruit available from our local producers is better, larger and fresher than any you’ll find in the supermarkets and the taste is incomparable.  Best of all, you’ll find the prices better and the service as friendly as it gets.

We popped by one of Niagara’s most popular produce markets – Whitty Farms – to give Naturally in Niagara visitors a delectable look at what’s most delicious right now!

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The Author

Liz Fleming, Managing Editor of NaturallyinNiagara.ca, is an award-winning journalist who writes a weekly travel gear column for The Toronto Star as well as regular travel features for The Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun, Cruise and Travel Lifestyles Magazine and CAA Travel. She’s currently a featured commentator on the Astral Media radio stations in southern Ontario, providing daily travel ‘minutes’ and is the editor of WO, the White Oaks Magazine.

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