LOHAS (Lifestyle Of Health And Sustainability) Spotlight: A Farmer Who Cultivated Crops — And People #healthyfoodtrends #naturalgardening #sustainability
That is the story of Barbara Sipler and small farm in Stow, MA west of Boston who shared her passion for growing flowers and vegetables with young and old. Talk to everyone she said… Thanks to @WBUR and the Remembrance Project for sharing Barbara’s inspiration of small farm and its 'big' role in building community…http://www.wbur.org/remembrance-project/2017/02/21/barbara-sipler
Typical of smaller-scale sustainable farms, this ‘small farm’ is considered a non-certified organic farm, only spraying crops with products that are approved by the organic community, days Co-owner Dwight (Edible Boston Interview ‘Small Farm Continues to Grow’).
Our 2017 Market LOHAS Natural & Organic Consumer Survey (fielded among 1000 health conscious shoppers) reported that more than 9 in 10 shop for natural & organic food at farmer’s markets, CSA’s and local farm outlets. Over half are involved in natural & organic gardening and say they ‘want to grow more of their own food! The health and community-building aspects of the local food movement, natural gardening & support for farmers and outlets may explain their growing popularity among eco conscious consumers.
Photo Credit - Courtesy of Edible Boston
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