The County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), in partnership with the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce, is encouraging everyone to buy local this holiday season – and throughout the year. This includes buying healthy food grown by local farmers and sold at neighborhood farmers market. This event supports the chamber’s Think Local First initiative and Live Well San Diego, the County’s ongoing initiative to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of residents.
Supervisor Dave Roberts spoke about the "Think Local First" initiative Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Encinitas Station Certified Farmers Market at 600 S. Vulcan Ave. He said buying local from farmers markets is good for the economy and good for your health.
The farming industry in San Diego is a $5 billion industry, Roberts added.
At the Encinitas farmers market every Wednesday, there are a couple interesting programs such as bucks for bikes and a veggie valet. If you ride a bike there, you get a buck to spend at the market. The veggie valet lets you leave your bag of purchased goods with them while you shop or eat around downtown Encinitas.