• By Mary Jac Brennan
  • Posted Friday, February 12, 2016

Meet Your Farmer CSA Sign Up Day

How local is your food? Fresh, local food is available right here and on Friday February 26th from 11 am until 2 pm you can meet some of the farmers who produce it. Americans are interested in learning more about where their food comes from, a healthy trend for families and farmers.

"Meet Your Farmer CSA Sign Up Day" is being held in the Biotech Atrium in Innovation Quarter on Friday February 26, 2016 from 11 am until 2 pm. This will be an opportunity to meet farmers from across our area and sign up for a CSA box, find out about local farm activities and where to buy local farm products. Eating fresh produce is a healthy choice that is good for families and farmers! Supporting our local farmers is also good for our community.

As Americans, we share a common desire to invest in our communities and reap the benefits that stem from that investment. And since we all eat, the money we spend on food is a powerful investment tool. The data, literature and on-the-ground evidence in the USDA Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass document shows that regional food systems are helping to drive job growth in agriculture, increase entrepreneurship opportunities in rural communities, and expand consumer choice and food access. Increased economic activity in food-related sectors of the economy helps communities build and maintain prosperity. This event is sponsored by the Forsyth Community Food Consortium and Forsyth Cooperative Extension.

The Forsyth Community Food Consortium supports the development of a local food system that is just and fair. For more information visit www.forsythlocalfood.org. Click here for a downloadable poster.

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