My dear friend, Christa Conn, sent me this picture last night and I could not wait to share it with everyone! I don't find this creation very surprising, being that Christa never ceases to amaze me. Not only is she creative, but one of the kindest people I know!
(Possibly) the last market for winter harvest...depending on the weather.
In front of Island Natural Market on the corner of Frederica andDemere Road
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Great news for our community!We have access to LOCAL produce….directly from local family owned farms. This “Mobile Farmers Market” is from McIntosh SEED.
WHY BUY LOCAL?Locally grown food not only tastes better, but fresh food retains its nutrients, unlike produce that has traveled a long distance. Local produce is a great way to build a stronger coastal community by supporting local family owned farms. Buying local food supports a clean environment and benefits wildlife because these small farms are places where the resources of fertile soil and clean water are valued. (Amen!) Buying local is a way to keep moneywithinour coastal community, and also helps local farms teach future generation how to grow food.
What is McIntosh SEED?http://www.mcintoshseed.orgMcIntosh SEED is a local, non-profit organization working to support small family farmers GA.They also run a youth employment and skills training program, where some of this great fresh food is grow, a food pantry serving 150 families in McIntosh County, youth and adult empowerment and job skills development trainings as well as gardening workshops, and more. Their mission statement is: “McIntosh SEED works to strengthen low-wealth families and improve neglected rural communities through asset-based economic development, education reform, empowerment, and environmental preservation.”