Small Farms or Destination Resorts?

post by: Debbie Fields January 30, 2010

Some Winter reading:A thoughtful article today in the BendBulletin about local Agriculture implies even more issues than it brings up.  Included are some juicy quotes from Jim.The article is ironic as it tells the story of small local farmers who quit because of the difficult market.  Unmentioned is what is creating this market, our industrialized food production system.  Countervailing this are small Farmers like Fields Farm who are on upsurge catering to massive crowds at Farmer’s Markets and long waiting lists for CSAs.So while Big Agribusiness is killing small local farms, at the same time, it is giving rise to…small local farms.