A few years ago I decided to skip the big stores, and found a local east-end nursery to support. A neighbor of mine suggested that I stop by Garden Dreams Urban Farm and Nursery at 806 Holland Avenue in Wilkinsburg. It’s a true gem, and the quality of the plants is amazing.
Buy Fresh. Buy Local. It’s a tagline you’ve likely seen at a farmer’s market or even a grocery store. Not only is purchasing local produce a great way to support the farmers in your area, it’s also the best way to ensure that the food you’re preparing is some of the freshest around–no tomato trucked in from California can beat one picked hours ago at a local farm.