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 It’s a beautiful time of the year to visit local farms to find your usual weekly produce needs and maybe some surprises. It’s important to support local farms and family businesses. Plus, who doesn’t love the taste of a freshly picked apple and a cider donut at this time of the year?

 

1.   Enjoy fresh produce and homemade products

 There is nothing better than biting into freshly picked produce. It definitely beats the products picked and shipped from who-knows where. Produce from the farm is picked when it is fully ripe, giving you the best quality to bring home. This is the true definition of “farm fresh.” You also can’t pass down a fresh pie, milk, or homemade fudge.

 

2. Support local & family businesses

Family farms are a custom that has been carried out throughout history. While it is much less common, it is an important part of the community. This practice can help stimulate local economic growth, and long-term sustainability for food production outside of the overly industrialized practices. It is increasingly difficult for farms to gain access to credit with the corporate over-take of the agricultural industry. This makes it even more important to support these businesses and families.