PLANET GARDEN: Eco-Friendly Resource Guide

Planet Garden Agrees Every Family Needs a Farmer

Posted in Sustainable Column by planetgarden on February 2, 2010

According to the USDA, every family needs a farmer. Do you know yours?  Every family deserves a family farmer who is working hard to provide fresh grown foods for them. It’s so nice to have a personal grower who is outside in the sunshine every day on the farm working hard and growing the best of Middle Georgia veggies, fruits, melons, herbs and berries for our family. Every family deserves a family farmer who wants them to be satisfied. It’s valuable to know our personal farmer because he cares enough about our family to use healthy organic practices. He is growing for the community and for people he sees around town not just a random customer. There is a healthy accountability factor growing for neighbors and friends. Neighbors are the people who smile at their local farmer when they get a box of fresh veggies knowing he is doing his very best to provide fresh foods for his friends and neighbors. Every family deserves a family farmer bringing them foods straight off the farm…so the family’s foods are fresher, taste better and have more nutrients. Rather than choosing foods grown by strangers in far off places, shipped in big trucks across regions and stored in warehouses, my advice is buy fresh and local.
When you get involved with your local farming community you have fresh and local veggies for your family each week. This is such a benefit to our community. If everyone would connect locally with our terrific local growers, it would provide us with an abundance of fresh and locally grown veggies. If the demand is higher for fresh and local, then more people will try to make a living as a farm producer and that will be very beneficial for our town.
Every family deserves to have the best locally grown fresh foods that our local farmers can provide. Buying from local growers is not difficult or costly. Share boxes of fresh multiple farm Middle Georgia veggies begin at only $15.00 for a single person. This is adequate for one person for a full week providing seasonal nutrients that keep our bodies strong and healthy.
Every family needs a farmer and when you connect and get to know who is growing your foods you are assured of all the best that local grower can bring to his friends and neighbors.
Enrich your life on Saturdays at Bluebird Market in the historic downtown train depot located at 218 N. Center Street, Thomaston. Explore with us each week to discover simple ways we can affordably contribute to sustainable and renewable eco-friendly living. Find resources online at www.bluebirdmarket.com
 and http://www.planetgarden.wordpress.com. Email rural CSA questions to: bluebirdcsa@gmail.com.
 
 

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