This page of fine farming related artwork is dedicated to the hard working men and woman of America who keep us fed. I’m lucky enough to live in a rural area where I can buy fresh eggs, milk and meat from my neighbors and I enjoy living a little be vicariously through them when I visit to photograph their beautiful old barns, rolling landscapes, enter a corn maze, buy a pumpkin, pick some apples or watch the cows. But I certainly respect the hard work these people put into their livelihood and their land.
Its through their efforts that not only do we get some great fresh food, but their dedication to the land also preserves the open space we enjoy on our little trips out to the country. Farming is more of a lifestyle than a job. There are not vacations. If you go to the county fair, you bring your animals along with you. Winter storm blowing driving snow in at 20 below? Too bad, you still have to kick off the covers and get out to milk the cows.
A farm is an area of land that is devoted primarily to agricultural processes or an area of water that is devoted primarily to agricultural processes in order to produce and manage such commodities as fibers, grains, livestock, dairy, or fuel. It is the basic production facility in food production.
Many of the farms in the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire offer CSA programs. What is a CSA? CSA Stands for Community Supported Agriculture
CSA allows city residents to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers.
When you become a member of a CSA, you’re purchasing a “share” of vegetables from a regional farmer. Weekly or bi-weekly, from June until October or November, your farmer will deliver that share of produce to a convenient drop-off location in your neighborhood.
Local farmers markets are another great way to buy from local farms as well as shopping local in your supermarket. Choose products produced locally including eggs, cheese, butter and milk that are produced nearby instead of shipped in from other regions.
Buy Local — Support yourself: Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms — continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community. Buy from your neighbors and support your local economy!
Available as a t-shirt, sweatshirt, throw pillow, art print, canvas and more! Eat local, think global. Support your local farmers and reduce pollution by buying locally grown food.