Thursday, August 20, 2009
Duh, isn't that how it all started – farms, food and the village people?
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Here's something a little different from our usual political fare: A plug for our local farmers and CSA, Community Supported Agriculture.
Photos are of Marisa, at left, with The Farm at Montesino Ranch, and Kathleen, below, of E-I-E-I-O Organic Farm. Both farms are in Wimberley and are regulars at the Wimberley Farmers Market, open at 3 p.m. every Wednesday. We're missing names and locations from other parts of Hays County, so if you know of more – and there are! – please forward the info to us in the comments. You can reach E-I-E-I-O at 512.847.2463 and Montesino at 512.847.7393 for more details about their CSA programs.
The RoundUp understands the hard work involved in running a producing organic farm operation, especially in this heat!
CSA is a nationwide movement, stronger in some localities than others, and very worthy of our support. Land's sake pardner! isn't that how it all started – farms, food and the village people? The American Farmland Trust has a nifty web site where you can learn more about the vital part our struggling farms and farmers play in preserving the land and providing fresh clean food.
Here's a snippet from the AFT site: "As unwise development strips farmland from local communities, many parts of America are becoming more dependent on food that travels from thousands of miles away. AFT is working to protect farms to ensure we always have access to fresh, locally grown food—after all, it's not local food without local farmland."
Let's all remember our roots and pay Old McDonald a visit soon.
Posted by RoundUp Editor at 10:37 AM