I grew up in a small Texas town where fresh produce was available year-round. My mom would wake us early on Saturday mornings — totally against our will — to head out to area farms to pick fresh peas, okra, peaches and plums. Although we hated working in the hot, humid East Texas sun, we would devour the bounty come winter.
From meats to vegetables, and seeds to flowers to fresh herbs, you can find just about anything at a local farm. It’s a great way to live sustainable and organic while supporting your local economy.
Locally grown food can be safer because most small farmers don’t use as many chemicals as many large commercial growers. And produce at the markets is fresher and healthier because it’s picked within 24 hours of the market day. There are great websites where you can just enter your ZIP code to find local farms. Try it today!