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Fernbrook Farms – Chesterfield, NJ Continue reading

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Farm Beginnings: The End of the Beginnings for Sweet Showers Farm

A freshly painted mailbox!

A freshly painted mailbox!

This is my last posting about Farm Beginnings because I feel we have passed by the Beginnings part and are onto the beginning of the Doing part.

The Doing part, as you know, is the steady pace learning and exploration tango contained within every moment – you try corn on the lower field for the first time, the squash borer kills all of your cucumbers, goats escape (again), the strawberries are too wet, the chickens are decimated by a hawk, you hold a baby lamb as the sun rises, the sunflowers are pulled down because you planted your peas too quickly to trellis along and everything falls onto the pumpkins. (In the future, may all of my “problems” be as simple as sunflowers falling onto the pumpkins!) Continue reading

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Sara Hardy Farmers Market – Traverse City, MI Continue reading

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Serenity Acres Farm – Madison County, FL

Immerfrost Farm – Stephenson, MI

Good Karma Garlic Patch – Jordan, NY

Real Time Farms is a crowd-sourced nationwide food guide. Everyone, from farmers to foodies, can share photos and information about food: how it was grown, who grew it and where to find it. We all deserve to know where our food comes from, and Real Time Farms enables you to trace your food back to the farm, so you can find food you feel good about eating.

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Wm. H. Buckley Farm – Ballston Lake, NY Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Celebrate National Farmers Market Week, from American Farmland Trust

7. Katie Woods, Cedar Mills Farmers Market

10 Reasons to Celebrate National Farmers Market Week!

  1. It’s local community coming together to support and nurture each other and the earth we live on. ~ says Tomi from Homer NY.
  2. For every $10 spent on local food, as much as $7.80 is re-spent in the local community.*
  3. There’s nothing better than interacting with the people that nourish your body. ~ lauds L.V. of Ashtabula OH.
  4. I see some of my favorite people, enjoy tasty local food and watch all the children run around and play together. It’s great! – extols Rachel from Hardwick VT.
  5. Farmers take home almost $8-9 instead of the $1.55 that farmers and ranchers receive from the retail market.*
  6. We LOVE knowing the people who grow and harvest what we eat. Shopping at the farmers market every Saturday morning connects us to our food and to our community in a way that no other activity can. It is an essential part of lives. ~ praises Diane from Palo Alto CA.
  7. More than an acre of farmland is lost every minute to poorly planned development.*
  8. I love supporting local farms, farmers are the backbone of this country’s food supply. ~ shares Felicia from Auburn NY.
  9. Because everyone is so friendly, the produce is beautiful and the selection is wonderful. ~ enthuses Tina from Healdsburg CA.
  10. Pledge your $10 to help your local farmers market become a top state market or in the Top 100 Markets (pledging ends Sept 9th: final winners will receive special badges and bragging rights forevermore). http://www.lovemyfarmersmarket.org

* See www.farmland.org/infographic for more fun facts!

No Farms No Food

(Some reasons, as you can see, were chosen out of the thousands consumers shared with American Farmland Trust when they pledged their $10 to the I Love My Farmers Market Celebration. Thank you AFT: the No Farms No Food people!)

Happy Happy National Farmers Market Week!!!

Cheers to the bounty of Summer!
Corinna

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Blue Moon Acres – Buckingham, PA and Pennington, NJ Continue reading

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Laughing Rabbit – Stone Mountain, GA Continue reading

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Truelove Farms – Morris, CT Continue reading

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Paffenroth Gardens – Warwick, NY Continue reading

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