9 Things Worth Doing Over the Labor Day Weekend

Enjoy your time off—but check out our suggestions for a fun, green, healthy holiday weekend.


You probably don’t need us to tell you how to spend your holiday. But if you’re looking for something to do, we humbly present this list of ideas. We don’t expect you to try them all, but at least give number 9 a chance.

Try going to a local farmer's market this Labor Day.1. Go to a farmers’ market.
Harvest time is heading into high gear, so there’s no better time to head to a nearby farmers’ market and stock up on fresh, tasty edibles. You’ll not only get great field-fresh food; you’ll also support your local economy—and help fight global warming, since locally produced food comes without the carbon emissions required to truck it across the continent. Look for food grown with organic methods, and you avoid ingesting harmful chemicals and also support agriculture that adds carbon to the soil instead of releasing it into the atmosphere as a greenhouse gas. Now’s also a good time to sign up for a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, so you can get farm-fresh food every week.