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.