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Support Local Farmers!!

Posted 4/30/2020

During the Covid-19 lockdown you may be wondering about your options when it comes to getting food for yourself and your family. Many grocery stores do offer online ordering and curbside pickup but the wait times can be lengthy to get a pickup slot. Or you can still enter the stores to purchase what you need. But there are other options...local farmers!! You can find many local farmers and stores that offer online ordering and will either deliver to your home or you can pick up from their coolers outside stores.

 

So why is this a good option? There are a few reasons. Firstly, you know where your food is coming from. Many of these farmers grow their own produce or raise their own livestock. I am a HUGE fan of Grass Fed beef as an example and this is something you may not find at your local store. Free Range chicken, pasture raised pork are also a few more examples. Next, some places offer ready to eat meals, freezer meals, jams and preserves and baked goods. These are not mass produced and are more likely to be made with natural/local ingredients. Finally, you are supporting your local farmer and a small business!

 

While you may not necessarily be able to purchase everything you need (i.e. toilet paper), you can purchase some groceries in a safe, contact free way. I have even recently found that GoodLot Farmstead Brewing Co. is offering online ordering and farm pickup for their local beer!!

 

Take a look at our Partners page you can find links to some amazing businesses that will be happy to help you out.