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5 Holiday Farm Gifts

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5 Holiday Farm Gifts

As I have written about many times here on, 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.

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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.


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12:03AM PST on Dec 14, 2010


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


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


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