This coming weekend will be our second to last winter farmer’s market at the Rollinsford greenhouses. I want to share my gratitude for this market and everyone who’s involved with making it such a success! There are countless volunteers who give their time freely to help the vendor’s unpack in the early morning cold, and the managers do such a fantastic job advertising and fundraising for the event to take place.
I love seeing customers treat the farmer’s market like they would a supermarket, where their pushing a huge grocery cart with an array of diverse products all produced in the state of NH down the aisles full of people! It’s one of the most empowering things I observe nowadays, people taking back their power through consciously supporting the farms where their food comes from. I truly believe it’s possible for everybody to start doing. Now matter what your income is like, I believe there are so many unnecessary things people are continually purchasing that if that money was redirected towards local produce for their family it would be worth the sacrifice. The huge increase in the quality of food means that less needs to be eaten to receive all the nutrients when compared to conventionally produced food. Our Earth needs this awareness now more than ever, the unseen expenses that are behind non-organic industrially produced food sky rock the prices of organic locally produced food. People need to become aware of this, it’s a perspective change, and a deep rooted change of your core values. To put the Earth’s needs and the generations after us before our decisions of convenience is the most unselfish thing we can do. That is what a lot of our work here at Willow Brook Farm is about, creating a place that nurtures the generations after us that are too come. As well as a way to directing participate in creating a more vibrant sustainable future for humanity.