When looking to live in or invest in any city or town in the Greater Boston Area, everyone looks for the liveliness and convenience of one or more “centers” of commercial activity. We want local shops and restaurants in our city or town to help create a vibrant atmosphere and make our community lives more interesting and convenient. A quick stop at the local bank, a (lifesaving) child’s birthday gift (on the way to the party), a bottle of wine (on the way to a different party), a light lunch or a lovely dinner all within a few minutes drive or a short walk from your home, makes your community more valuable to you and more enjoyable as well.
It is a definite love hate relationship. We all know they could save our lives, but at 3:00 am (why is it always 3:00am?) when that low battery warning starts to chirp, smoke detectors, as important as they are, are not our friends.
Eating locally-grown food, even in the Boston MA area, has become a new trend within the green, sustainable living movement, taking it's queue from the organic food initiative. With sustainable agriculture, locally-produced food integrates production, processing, distribution, and consumption on a small scale, creating sustainable local economies and a stronger connection between farm and table. In other words, you DO know where your food comes from!