Forsyth County Meet Your Farmer CSA Sign Up Day Friday March 1, 2019

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Have you ever wondered who grows the food we eat? Have you considered signing up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box with a local farm? Now’s your chance. Come meet our rock star local food farmers in our county’s fourth Meet Your Farmer CSA Sign Up Day. How local is your food? Fresh, local food is available right here and on Friday, March 1, 2019, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. you can meet some of the farmers who produce it. Americans are interested in learning more about where their food comes from, a healthy trend for families and farmers. The event is being hosted by Wake Forest Innovation Quarters in the Biotech Center Atrium, 575 N. Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Attendees will be able to find out where U Pick strawberry and blueberry farms are located, as well as find out about other on-farm activities which the public can join.

Meet Your Farmer CSA Sign Up Day is being held at Biotech Center Atrium, located in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarters, 575 N. Patterson Avenue in Winston-Salem, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet farmers from across our area and sign up for a CSA box, find out about local farm activities where to buy local farm products and how to find local U-Pick Farms.

Eating fresh produce is a healthy choice that is good for families and farmers! Supporting our local farmers is also good for our community.

As Americans, we share a common desire to invest in our communities and reap the benefits that stem from that investment. And since we all eat, the money we spend on food is a powerful investment tool. The data, literature and on-the-ground evidence in the USDA Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass document shows that regional food systems are helping to drive job growth in agriculture, increase entrepreneurship opportunities in rural communities, and expand consumer choice and food access. Increased economic activity in food-related sectors of the economy helps communities build and maintain prosperity. Supporting your local farmers is a win for everyone!

This event is sponsored by the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center, Forsyth Foodworks, and the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. For more information contact Mary Jac Brennan by email at mjbrenn2@ncsu.edu.

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