START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

5 Holiday Farm Gifts

  • 1 of 2
5 Holiday Farm Gifts

As I have written about many times here on Care2.com, supporting our small and family farmers is vital to ensuring a thriving, sustainable agricultural system. There are many ways to do this, but the most direct way is to buy from a local farm or farmer.

And, as the holidays approach you can help support our local farmers while getting your holiday shopping done, giving your friends and family some great gifts.

Itís also a great way to avoid the big box stores and the stress of the holiday shopping season. Best of all, you are not only supporting local farmers and local food, but also the local economy. Here are some ideas to bring the farm home to your friends and family.

  • 1 of 2

Read more: Christmas, Conscious Consumer, Do Good, Food, Green Gifts, Hanukkah, Holidays, Life, , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Judi Gerber

Judi Gerber is a University of California Master Gardener with a certificate in Horticultural Therapy. She writes about sustainable farming, local foods, and organic gardening for multiple magazines. Her book Farming in Torrance and the South Bay was released in September 2008.

40 comments

+ add your own
12:03AM PST on Dec 14, 2010

Noted.

7:48AM PST on Dec 2, 2010

Great reminder - farmers have an ominous task to provide good quality products - with so many of natures variables to deal with - farmers are special folks and I encourage everyone to support them whenever you can.

5:42AM PST on Dec 1, 2010

Thanks for the info.

11:12PM PST on Nov 30, 2010

thanks and i've already been to the online shop...i do almost all my shopping online and have been waiting for grocers to catch up with the rest of the world...

10:52PM PST on Nov 30, 2010

Thanks

10:39PM PST on Nov 30, 2010

Thanks for the great post!

9:26PM PST on Nov 30, 2010

A wonderful article full of great ideas. Read with a lot of interest followed by nostalgic memories of a childhood when all these activities were the order of the day! Thank you very much.

9:14PM PST on Nov 30, 2010

Thank you for posting.

7:33PM PST on Nov 30, 2010

We live in agricultural country which has local farmer's markets, craft fairs and pottery shows, as well as many local wineries, jammeries and even chocolate sauce manufacturers. Small scale cottage industries are fun to support especially at Christmas as they seem to genuinely be involved in the Christmas spirit. Thanks for posting this.

7:29PM PST on Nov 30, 2010

Thanks.

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

I am aware that we all do not possess the same level of comprehension. If you are one of those plea…

I think it's a shame that people with disabilities and real service dogs are being questioned like t…

this is great news. Such a lucky little girl!

CONTACT THE EDITORS



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.