Tag: Local Food



Buying Local…at the Grocery Store

By Jennie Schmidt Climate and soil type are two of the major factors that determine what crops I grow on my Maryland farm. In addition, infrastructure plays a big role. Clearly, we have to have the proper growing conditions, but after those, infrastructure plays the…

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Figuring out Farmers Markets

  By Shelby Watson-Hampton Shelby and her husband farm alongside her aunt and uncle on their family farm and vineyard in Southern Maryland.   The morning sun shines down warm as you stroll amongst the tables and vendors, eyeing the fresh juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers…

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Can Pork From My Farm Be Considered Local Food?

Now, I have something to disclose to you that I hope doesn’t change your feelings about eating local food. In fact, I hope you understand that fresh local food could be available from a variety of farm types – both big and small.