The local food movement is all the rage these days. There’s an innovative 100-mile diet experiment; debates about the relative merits of localversusorganic; community supported agriculture; multiplying neighborhood farmer’s markets, and a number of other promising developments (see, for example, here, here, here, and here if you really love the links).

It’s worth remembering, I think, that the local food movement is not exactly new. In fact, the iconic Pike Place Market—perhaps the Northwest’s greatest bastion of local food commerce—is turning 100 this year. The many-month-long celebration begins today. Go check it out.

Plus, if you’re lucky enough to visit the Market today, you’ll also be lucky enough to see the snow-covered Olympic Mountains for the first time in far, far too long.