Welcome to a spot where we'll discuss the local food movement, sustainable living, raising natural beef, chicken, pork, poultry, and Shire Horses. Okay, it's a home spot for the Hubbell Farm which produces local foods and Shire horses for sale. But it's also a place where I'm gonna think out loud about some of the issues/challenges surrounding our culture in the coming century.
The message is simple and couldn't be more clear—America's farms and ranches provide an unparalleled abundance of fresh, healthy and local food, but they are rapidly disappearing.
Ninety-one percent of America’s fruit and seventy-eight percent of our vegetables are grown near metro regions, where they are in the path of development. And America has been losing more than an acre of farmland every minute. That's why supporting local food and farms is more important than ever!
Check out the American Farmland Trust link above for ideas and actions to save your local farmers.