Last night Brian and I headed to a local “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” event. I was really glad we checked it out and it got some good press in the local paper too. The event ran from 5-7 pm and we got there a bit after 5. I was pleasantly surprised to find that tons of other people were there too! Sometimes it seems like the people I talk to aren’t aware of the issues surrounding food production, but it was clear last night that there’s plenty of interest in local farming around here.
There were a good number of tables which represented many CSAs and farms. And there were lots of food samples. Brian and I made slowly made the rounds (they really need a bigger venue next time!), picking up business cards and seeing what different farms have to offer.
Its really cool to talk to different farmers and hear about what they’re doing. Plus it reminded me about the approach of summer-I can’t wait to have easy access to local, fresh food again. And I’m definitely checking out some of these farms. Yay for knowing where your food comes from! It’ll be fun (for me, at least, I’m not so sure about Brian) to comparison shop the farms and really get to “know our farmer”.