Friday, November 20, 2009

Local Harvest - A great resource

One of the things that is very difficult for small farm and for people looking for real, locally grown food is getting connected. Most small farms don't have the time or the money to advertise so if you don't know them, or happen to drive buy you might never find what is available in your community. You might make a connection at the farmers market, but many producers don't go to the market.

There is a great resource that can help both producers and consumers.

It's called Local Harvest. It is a site where small farms can list information about their farm. You can look up what farms are listed in your area. It also lists farmers markets, CSAs, restaurants, and co-ops.

They also have an online store where small farms list things they have for sale. Some of the things you can only get at the farm, but some things, like our Fudge, can be shipped.

We have been listed on Local Harvest for a while now. We get lots of visits and questions about our farm. Our Fudge is available through the online store. We also use it to find things that are not produced in our area or to find other producers near us that we didn't know of before.

As you are preparing your holiday meals and gifts you should check out Local Harvest. You will be amazed at the things you can get that are grown close to home.


our friend Ben said...

What a great resource, Alan! Thanks for promoting it. As you say, it should help all of us connect with some wonderful local resources we'd never know about otherwise.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

I just clicked Local Harvest and checked CSAs in our area. Some of them are not very far from us. Thank you so much!
Fudge question: do you change the assortment from time to time? I read what other bloggers ordered, and couldn't find some varieties at the time of ordering.

jack-of-all-thumbs said...

Again, my apologies if I botched my fudge order.

Either route works for me.

Michael Day said...

Hey Alan,

hope all is well. I have never had goat milk fudge, and now I have an excuse to give it a try. We have many local farms and families in and around Athens, GA participating in Local Harvest as well as a site called "locally grown". Very glad to see that things are going well in Ohio. Judy has really gotten our garden going and we are still eating lettuce out of the garden at this point. Later,

jack-of-all-thumbs said...

The fudge is exquisite!

Many thanks.

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