The Benefits of going Local and becoming your own Farmer!
There are as many reasons for becoming and supporting a “Local Grown Farm Club” as there are farmers, but here are the most important ones:
A Friendly and Fresh Connection
Becoming your own Farmer is supporting “local grown” farm production that puts a “face and hands” behind the foods you and your local community consumes and keeps everyone connected to the seasons, as well as the unique flavor and diversity of local foods.
Local Means Green
Becoming your own Farmer and your own local grower/producer reduces the environmental impact and costs of transporting product that happens when buying food from wherever.
Becoming your own Farmer on a Small local farm adds a valuable component of a community’s character, helping maintain agricultural heritage, preserve land use diversity, and moderate development.
Crop Diversity and Quality
Becoming your own Farmer means producing for a local home area and choosing to diversify, growing a variety of foods instead of just one. This is a boom for biodiversity and everyone’s palate, since local foods are harvested at their peak of freshness and flavor and under your control and care.
Local Means Green — Again
Minimizing handling and transportation costs gives you, the Farmer maximum return on their labors. And most of the money spent on local production stays in the community, “greening up” the local economy here at HOME.
So becoming your own Farmer Supports LOCAL Grown Farm Foods!
Becoming your own Farmer is supporting a local Community Food System that also means creating a partnership of mutual commitment between a farm and a community of supporters which provides a direct link between the production and consumption of healthy foods for that community. Becoming a Farm Club Member creates a responsible relationship between people and the food they eat, the land on which it is grown and those who grow it.
Becoming your own Farmer is even more though then having that opportunity to be directly connected with the farm and being able to share in the selection, the planting, the growing, the care and harvesting of LOCAL food! Yes, It is more. …and words can not explain yet you alone will know what that is when you are your own Farmer as a member of the Farm Club!