By Haw Riverkeeper, Emily Sutton. Originally published by Haw River Assembly, republished with permission.
Sustainable farmers are not taking days off during this challenging time. They are essential workers, working harder than ever to get food to their communities. They are going above and beyond to supply healthy produce and meats through Community Supported Agriculture, and taking all precautions at markets and farm pick ups. We’re seeing the fragility in our food systems. Industrial models of animal production require packaging and processing plants where people work shoulder-to-shoulder. As of Wednesday, there were nearly 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at 20 North Carolina slaughterhouses and processing plants, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Read the full article HERE.
Join us at your local Farmer’s Market this Saturday – and other days of the week! Get locations and contact info for local farmers with on-farm pick-ups HERE and support them in their efforts protecting our environment and waters.