There is not a Whole Foods market with organic food in every South Shore town. There are only small, organic sections of produce and chips in most grocery stores. And though the trend of farmers markets is growing, there is still not yet a farmers market in every town. Without these options available to all, lots of folks think this whole organic movement is expensive and not of their world. But there are increased numbers of backyard farmers and local growers who use sustainable practices.
There is a slow return of people converting fallow or unused land for growing purposes, even responsible stewardship of the land. There is even a significant amount of young people either coming out of college or switching careers to hoe, till, turn, sift and sow seeds or make cheese. However, primarily at Holly Hill Farm and at schools in neighboring towns, it is the young tweens, teens and students who may be the most unaware of organic food and the role it could and perhaps ought to play in their lives. Is there an organic app (application on a cell and/or smart phone) for growing tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, garlic and kohlrabi? Because aren’t kids today clamoring for kohlrabi?
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