During the summer we’re all spending a lot more time planning what food we need, constantly prepping meals and definitely craving fresh produce! In July there are so many amazing foods and produce in season!
Food is much more important for little ones and adults when running around and sweating in the summer heat.
A fun summer activity is to go to local farms to get fresh produce whether your picking it yourself or just supporting a local farm!
Farmers are so important and dont get enough credit for the work they do. Farmers work harder than many other professions. They’re up before the sun and working long after dark. Farmers care deeply about the food they grow and the animals they raise. They have so much pride in what they do and strive to deliver the very best product they can. Farmers are up against so much every single day, like droughts and floods, insects and blight, trade wars and political fights. And now, they’re facing closed restaurants and schools, two major industries they supply.
If you’re wondering what you can do to help your community and support your local farmers. You’ll be boosting your local economy and nabbing some amazing food in the process.
Here are a few ways to do that:
Go to your local farmers market!
Its a one stop shop to see what many different local farms have to offer!
Sign up for a CSA
CSA stands for “community supported agriculture”. You sign up for a “share” of what’s produced on the farm each week during the growing season, including vegetables, fruit, and flowers. You pick up your CSA box at the farmer’s market or get home delivery. What you get in your CSA box or bag each week depends on what’s ready or ripe on the farm.
Visit U-Pick Farms!
U-Pick farms aren’t only a fun way to suppose a local farm for amazing fresh produce but it also creates experiences for you and anyone you would like to go with.
Get take-out from farm to table restaurants!
This helps support multiple different businesses with one action!
Lastly, tell your friends, neighbors, and family on social media about the experience you had at a local farm, it will make them want to go!