Social Media For Farmers
Local Harvest is a website that aggregates information about local farmers, farm markets, food co-ops and restaurants using locally grown and produced items. It connects buyers to small farms and provides a forum for farmers to share tips and techniques.
Thoughts on supporting local from the site:
These large-scale, agribusiness-oriented food systems are bound to fail on the long term, sunk by their own unsustainability. But why wait until we’re forced by circumstance to abandon our destructive patterns of consumption? We can start now by buying locally grown food whenever possible. By doing so you’ll be helping preserve the environment, and you’ll be strengthening your community by investing your food dollar close to home. Only 18 cents of every dollar, when buying at a large supermarket, go to the grower. 82 cents go to various unnecessary middlemen. Cut them out of the picture and buy your food directly from your local farmer.