FALLS, WYOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)Green… Is all you see… At Rowland’s Pennsylvania produce…
The family-run farm in falls, uses hydroponics greenhouses to grow fresh produce all year long.
Fresh, year-round veggies are convenient. And the customers love it
But when sold locally – they’re also sustainable.
“it’s both from an environmental standpoint really good for the environment but its also good from the standpoint of knowing where your food comes from.” said Bill Banta of Rowland’s Pennsylvania Produce
That sustainable factor drew Jessica Zielen, co-owner of “Chic Chic Marketplace” to the farm…
She says we need to be mindful of the impact our food has on the environment.
Importing food and goods from thousands of miles away causes a lot of pollution.
Between fuel and packaging.
“The biggest issue is the food waste the sheer volume of food that is lost along the trail between the time its produced and ends up on your plate. We lose on average 30 – 40 percent of food.” Jessica Zielen, Chic Chic Marketplace
She started “Chic Chic Marketplace” to help curb that problem.
Customers can order local produce and handmade goods online and she’ll pick up the food.
Delivering – if there’s enough, and its nearby.
And shopping local cuts down on packaging waste she says.
“While we’re not going to eliminate that any time soon we need to work towards that and a big part of that is by simply choosing to buy local.”
Saving the earth – one head of lettuce at a time.
Chic Chic marketplace also has a list of all CSA’s and farmers markets in our area…
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