• By Mary Jac Brennan
  • Posted Tuesday, January 23, 2018

You are Invited to Meet Your Farmer CSA Sign Up Day

How local is your food? Fresh, local food is available right here and on Friday February 23rd from 11 am until 2 pm you can meet some of the farmers who produce it. Americans are interested in learning more about where their food comes from, a healthy trend for families and farmers. The event is being hosted by Old Salem Horticulture in the James A. Gray Auditorium at the Old Salem Visitor’s Center located at 900 Old Salem Road in Winston-Salem. Attendees will be able to register to win a compost bin! The drawing will be held at 2 pm.

Meet Your Farmer CSA Sign Up Day is being held at Old Salem Museum and Gardens Visitors Center, 900 Old Salem Road in Winston-Salem from 11 am until 2 pm. This is an opportunity to meet farmers from across our area and sign up for a CSA box, find out about local farm activities and where to buy local farm products.

Eating fresh produce is a healthy choice that is good for families and farmers! Supporting our local farmers is also good for our community.

As Americans, we share a common desire to invest in our communities and reap the benefits that stem from that investment. And since we all eat, the money we spend on food is a powerful investment tool. The data, literature and on-the-ground evidence in the USDA Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass document shows that regional food systems are helping to drive job growth in agriculture, increase entrepreneurship opportunities in rural communities, and expand consumer choice and food access. Increased economic activity in food-related sectors of the economy helps communities build and maintain prosperity. Supporting your local farmers is a win for everyone! This event is sponsored by the NC Cooperative Extension, Forsyth Center, Old Salem Horticulture and the Forsyth Community Food Consortium.

The Forsyth Community Food Consortium supports the development of a local food system that is just and fair. For more information visit www.forsythlocalfood.org. Click here for a downloadable poster.

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