|the Friendly Farmer shares a slice of paradise|
We consumers have access to great-tasting organic produce because of it. Even though we share in none of the worry, none of the hard work, none of the downsides. So here's to the small farmer!
October 24 is National Food Day! Houston celebrates this day with Houston Digs Real Food: citywide kids, parents, coworkers, friends, families, schools, companies and organizations are invited to plant veggie-seeds to support fresh produce and eating local (more info)
|Knopp Branch Farm, west of Houston. They come to the Eastside Saturday Urban Harvest Farmers Market too!|
Knopp Branch Farm: help out on the farm in exchange for a great farm experience. You can even book a farm stay!
Blue Heron Farm: dairy goat farm hosting hugely popular events like a farm dinner, and educational tours.
Oaks of Mamre Poultry Farm: Lovely chatty farm lady talking about her free-ranging poultry, what it eats, and that they slaughter humanely onsite. I made her chuckle when I said I'd seen Chicken Run. When you call, you can arrange a visit.
The Barry Farm: I came across this farm when visiting artisanal ice cream maker Fat Cat Creamery.
Plant It Forward organizes urban farms, some of which have a farm stand on the weekends. One is down the street from the Menil Collection.