Local Grown Summer Series 2023June 30, 2023
Local farming plays a crucial role in supporting the well-being and sustainability of our communities. It ensures food security, drives economic development, promotes environmental stewardship, enhances community health, preserves agricultural heritage, provides educational opportunities, and strengthens community resilience. By supporting local farmers and embracing locally grown produce, communities can build stronger connections, foster self-sufficiency, and create a more sustainable future.
Environmental Stewardship: Local farming often employs sustainable agricultural practices that prioritize environmental stewardship. Small-scale local farmers are more likely to adopt organic farming methods, minimize the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, and prioritize soil health and biodiversity conservation. By doing so, they help protect the environment, maintain water quality, and preserve natural resources for future generations.
Community Health: Local farming promotes community health by providing access to fresh, locally grown produce. Locally sourced fruits, vegetables, and other agricultural products are typically harvested at their peak ripeness, ensuring higher nutritional value and flavor. Additionally, the shorter supply chains associated with local farming reduce the need for long-distance transportation, minimizing carbon emissions and supporting a more sustainable food system.
Crook Brothers Brands sees the importance of the relationship of making sure that the partership of local farming continues. So our Local Grown Summer Series will focus on introducing the local farms that supply us. We want to provide you the history and the story behind these growers that are hidden gems right here in our back yards. We hope you enjoy the Local Grown Summer Series.