Raleighing.com is reporting that there will be a new farmer's market downtown at the City Market starting Wednesday July 12. This gives our community another option in buying local produce which also reduces greenhouse gases (see June 25 entry).
Raleigh is really laying the foundation for a vibrant downtown community with farmer's markets, grocery stores, dense residential development, restaurants, and shops all within walking distance of each other. It is almost as if we are building cities like they used to be built....Livable. Good city planning is often under-rated as a long term strategy for fighting global warming. If people can walk to places they get exercise and burn less gas, especially if you can walk to work instead of sitting on an interstate in traffic. Downtown condos are significantly more energy efficient than single family dwellings because adjacent condos help insulate one another. All of this saves people money and time too. So keep up the good work downtown Raleigh!