Know Your Farmer

Do you believe that eating local will save the world? If yes, read on and cheer. If no, just read on…with thanks to my friend Iris for writing this wonderful post on Lopez Island’s Bounty Project.

Iris Graville

chevreMost Sundays after Quaker Meeting, I go shopping. That means walking a few yards from the house where we gather at Sunnyfield Farm to the self-serve refrigerator at the farm’s licensed goat dairy. There I pick up a tub of chèvre. A couple of weeks ago I also found jars of feta in the fridge and chose one of those as well. To “check out,” I note my purchases in a spiral-bound notebook that sits on a nearby table and deposit cash or a check in the payment box there.

Andre and Elizabeth Entermann of Sunnyfield are among the Lopez Island farmers I know and rely on for my household’s food. Over the past year, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know more about twenty-eight local farms (like Sunnyfield) that are participating in BOUNTY – Lopez Island Farmers, Food, and Community.

bounty-poster-fall-2015v3This weekend, more of my fellow Lopezians…

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4 thoughts on “Know Your Farmer

  1. Thank you for the reblog, Gretchen. I agree that eating local can go a long way toward sustaining our community, farmers, and the planet. Hopefully, the BOUNTY project will encourage and support people to participate in their local food economy. Next year, we plan to create a book with the photos, profiles, and some recipes that use, well, the bounty of Lopez farms! Hope to see you at the opening reception.

  2. I heartily look forward to that. Won’t make the reception tonight due to houseguests, but will likely be there tomorrow night to eat! Thanks for all your hard work on this project.

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