In several locations in Lee County, including at Florida Gulf Coast University, tents and booths are erected by people selling locally sourced goods. Locals can buy fruits, vegetables, honey, candles, soaps, and many other items from other locals.
We're joined by Courtney Fraser, she's Executive Director of Eat Local Lee, a division of the non-profit Institute of Culinary Awareness Research and Education, to discuss the benefits of eating locally. Its new resource guide and interactive map showcases local fish, meat, seafood and farmers markets, as well as farms and farm stands, breweries and distilleries. Nicole Cruz from Circle C Farms also joins the conversation to explain how locally sourced goods contribute to sustainable dining.