The food supply in the average city in the United States, if it’s not daily renewed, would run out in about 3 days — Lester Brown “The Planet’s Scarcest Resource is Time,” March 22, 2011.
Cheap food may be a thing of the past in U.S. LA TIMES
Americans spend only about 10% of their annual incomes on food, compared with as much as 70% in other countries, but with prices climbing, some economists wonder whether the nation’s abundance of affordable food is history.
Growing your own food helps to make you recession proof. Also, the advantages of a small home-based business like our farm stand can help insure a family during rising costs. The hike in gas and food prices has little affect on our lives and it is a truly liberating feeling from the market’s every whim.
Growing your own has liberating effect on your wallet and your life. It is a a huge step towards self reliance. Not only are you able to feed yourself/family, you are also sowing a more local food economy.
However, we know that the self reliant, urban homesteading lifestyle is not available to everyone and that times are really difficult. We feel for those who are going through some tough economic times with the increase in food prices and gas. Our prayers are with those going through hard times. I’ll talk more about making do and stretching your stores in a later post.
What if you aren’t able to grow your own? Find local farms in your are through LocalHarvest.org or support Farmer’s Markets.
Also, if you can find a place where you can make bulk purchases, that can certainly help a great deal.
Front Porch Farm Stand
If you are local, our front porch farm stand is offering the BEST greens and salads you’ll ever eat. Thanks to over two decades of organic soil building, you can certainly TASTE the difference! The unblanched celery & pea shoots are selling like hot cakes – can’t pick the greens fast enough!!! We are also offering raw local Honey Comb (only a few lbs left!) Acorn Pancake Mix, Heirloom Seeds and much more!
The front porch farm stand is a small CSA of sorts. So, if you want to stop by, you need to sign up on our email list, fill out a form and then make an appointment to pick up.
Thanks for supporting local foods & farms!