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Exploring Local Farms And Local Food (Rebroadcast)


Friday, September 19, 2014

Although we all go to the grocery store for food, all the food comes from farms and, according to the USDA, the number of farms and farmers are declining. We need more growers and we need to pay more attention to building the local and regional food economies. Eating local isn’t just hip, it's vital for environmental stability and keeping farmers in business. Ahead of the 'Know Your Farms Tour' this weekend, we discuss the future of food with some farmers.

Aaron Newton - Local Food System Program Coordinator for Cabarrus County. Farm Manager at the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm and co-author of A Nation of Farmers: Defeating the Food Crisis on American Soil

Kristin Davis - Extension Agent, Mecklenburg County, NC State University Cooperative Extension Service and Local Foods Coordinator for the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ 10% Campaign. 

Mary Roberts - Farmer, Co-Owner of Windcrest Organic Farm in Union County.

Greg Jones - Volunteer Coordinator for the 'Know Your Farms' farm tour