One out of every twelve jobs in the U.S. is associated with agriculture, and local food plays a role in that. The ERS report finds that fruit and vegetable farms selling into local and regional markets employ 13 fulltime workers per $1 million in revenue earned, for a total of 61,000 jobs in 2008. In comparison, fruit and vegetable farms not engaged in local food sales employed 3 fulltime workers per $1 million in revenue.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Great news for our local economies and our healthy lives:
Posted by Lucy Edwards at 4:54 PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The Northwood Farmers Market will wind up its 2011 Indoor Market season on Saturday, November 19, 2011, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, at the Masonic Hall on Route 4 in Northwood. Come shop for holiday decorations, gifts of soaps, pottery, maple syrup and jam, as well as your Thanksgiving vegetables and other local offerings. Shopping local is fun, and supporting the local economy benefits us all.
Just because we are taking a break doesn’t mean that you can’t find a farmers market this winter. Check out Seacoast Eat Local’s listings or the State of New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food.
See you in the spring!
Posted by Lucy Edwards at 11:10 AM