The impact of industrial agriculture here at home–a piece by Salmon Valley Stewardship director Gina Knudson.
The kickoff of the Lemhi County Farmers Market was a success last Saturday. Market manager Rachel Layman does a fantastic job of organizing the event and our vendors are a blast. Most exciting to me was the availability of locally grown fresh produce on Day 1 of the market, something we were not able to pull off when Janet Fogel started the market in 2009.
As crazy as it sounds coming from such an agricultural area, the Farmers Market has helped us understand how fragile our local food network really is. We have lost much of our ability to feed ourselves or our neighbors without a refrigerated truck coming to town.
Denise and I sold bok choy grown at the Sacajawea Center Community Garden and vegetable starts from SVS Forest Restoration specialist Michelle Tucker’s greenhouse.
Other vendors had herbs and lettuces and local eggs.
Ken Meter of the Crossroad Resource…
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