2. Buy Their Stuff: Maybe you'd like to join a CSA or just hit up the farmers' market every weekend, but no matter what, your dollar counts. Buying local has a very real impact and is important.
3. Spread The Word: Just because you don't want to join a CSA doesn't mean that your friends don't. Talking about the things you bring to your dinner table in an open and inviting way is a great way to get others engaged.
4. Visit and Lend a Hand: Most farms will gladly accept a little volunteer help! You might pick weeds for a day, help harvest or even start fall crops. Every hand makes a difference and sometimes it's fun to get your hands dirty. Many established farms have visitor days where you can go check out how things are made. (This is a lovely way to get children involved and educated about where their food comes from.)
5. Make Charitable Donations: Donations to local farms are tax deductible. Give a little, get a lot!
How do you support your local farmers? Let us know in the comments below!
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