Sunday, March 1, 2009

Conway Locally Grown

This is not a recipe, but something that I feel is important in this day in time. In an effort to support locally grown food, I have starting shopping with the Conway Locally Grown Organization. I have enjoyed the food I have picked up from there- and I feel great about supporting local farmers. Since we were kids mom took us farmer's markets in the summer, but I didn't realize the importance of supporting local agriculture. Mom is now carrying on the tradition by taking my girls too. Now, I am starting that journey of understanding of what a difference it can make. So, check out your city's locally grown organization or shop at your local farmer's market.

Here are some reasons you should support Locally Grown Food:

Enhance local economy: By purchasing produce and other items from local growers you are providing stability to your local economy through the support of local businesses.

Save natural resources: Buying locally makes you an invaluable link in the process of saving resources such as fossil fuels and packaging materials. Also, we are right here in your community so the expense of transportation and delivery is kept to a minimum.

Provide learning opportunities: Locally Grown supporters provide member growers the means to help educate our community about the importance of sustainable agriculture.

Supporting a way of life: The number of small farms in the United States has decreased dramatically in the last decade. Please help us preserve an honest and worthy means of making a living.

Here is the link to Conway's Locally Grown (Winter months are fewer pick-ups, but one this Friday)

Here is a link to find if your area has a locally grown organziation.

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