Sunday, October 06, 2013
As is usual, harvest time is also the rainy time, making it so difficult for the farmers to bring our food out of the fields and get it safely to it's proper place for sale. Very slick, muddy roads out in the country, dangerous fields that are slick and slippery and make a tractor or harvester slide,slip and tip. If people realized how much work goes into their grown foods they would appreciate it much more.
Near here we grow soybeans, sugar beets, corn, wheat, tomatoes, lettuce, squash, onions,potatoes, melons,cucumbers, celery, cauliflower and broccoli, radishes, all berries, apples, all varieties of peppers,etc.
For those who travel cross country, they can see what areas have certain things that they specialize in producing. We appreciate that for an extremely short growing season, we have all we can eat except citrus, around here for a healthy fresh produce summer!
I try to only buy locally grown and NEVER buy anything imported from outside the U.S. since it is sprayed with cancer-causing DDT.
For those who have no yard space, they can grow ONE tomato plant in a container on their balcony or in their home with sun exposure. It is a big deal to have your own food, GROWN BY YOU!! Try it