Small adjustments in lifestyle and routine can result in big impacts as seasons change. Here are a few tips for easing the transition from summer into fall.
Top 5 Reasons to Shop at Your Local Farmers Market (in no particular order)
"These days, most folks make hot bacon dressing to serve over spinach, but Mom used to make it to pour over a 'mess' of leaf lettuce. The bright green curly bunches were one of the first vegetables to 'come in' each spring. The jowl bacon from our hogs was the perfect complement to those early greens. Smokey, salty, sweet, sour, wilted but still a little crunchy, this salad is one of my favorite food memories. It tasted great and meant that summer was on its way!"
Intrinsically tied to the land, seasons, whims of nature, and volatility of the market, farmers are keenly aware of how the local community impacts their livelihoods and wellbeing.
We live in a day and age where farm and ranch families comprise only 2% of the total U.S. population. In a country founded by the sweat of the farmer, it is the people like my family, and the local farms that surround us, that keep this tradition alive.