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Support your local farm - Help your local economy!

Posted on by Tim Livingstone

Kirsten and I are doing a bit of a role reversal this week since I hurt my knee and the doctor said I have to be off it as much as possible for 5 days.  I don't have new pictures, but I do have a thought to share.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:  When you buy directly from a local farmer, you are making a choice to encourage the local economy.  When you buy from a Super Market or chain store, you are making the choice the send the majority of what you spend out of the community and possibly out of Canada all together.    We have been in business for a year ourselves on the farm and one of the most revealing things is how much it costs to run a farm.  We can also say that the majority of that money we spend to run the farm stays locally right here in the neighborhood.  We buy grain from local producers, tractor parts from the local parts stores, building materials from the local hardware store, egg boxes and animal supplies from the local Coop, and the list goes on.  It has been figured that every dollar you pay to a local farmer, will go around the community 7 times.  We all have to eat, so lets support our local farmers and in so doing help to build our local economy far more effectively and sustainably then government stimulus bills ever could.    For all of you that are our customers already, we would like to thank you for your support and we look forward to continuing to supply your needs this summer and beyond.

We are actively taking summer sign ups now.  Just go to the "Sign Up" tab from our website and follow the prompts in order to see delivery locations and pricing options.  If you are not quite ready to sign up, you can "X" out before giving personal information.  You can also email or call us if you have any questions.



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