Living a Locally Supported Lifestyle

New Generation of Farmers, Small Farms on the Rise

… these are phrases I love to hear. A few days ago, I read this piece in the New York Times about the emerging new generation of farmers. It touches on what and who influences these new farmers, as well as some of the challenges they face. Then today, in the Tampa Bay Online, you’ll find an article discussing the rise of small farms in that area. Smaller farmers there are finding eager buyers closer to home, but it is still unclear how much of an effect they have on the local economy. However, the article does point out some of the other benefits small farms provide.

Largo Farmers' Market - Image Via Tampa Bay Online

It always feels good to come across these little indicators that the tide is, indeed, turning.

-Karen

 

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