This week, I have spent time thinking about what exactly I should focus on in my blog posts throughout the summer. After speaking with Jill about a few potential options, I decided to do a series, spending each week focusing on a farm (and farmers) from the Portsmouth Farmer’s Market. However, the question still stands to what my central theme should be on this topic. I would love to hear from consumers and farmers alike to find out what the blog readers really want to know about this community. Jill has helped me to come up with a few potential directions, which I will list below:
Identifying the ‘farmer philosophy’ of each grower
Identifying the ‘signature crop’ of each grower
The history behind each farm and farmer, how they came to where they are today
A singular message or outlook that each farmer wants to share with their community
Please let me know if you have any other ideas!
I plan to create small videos of each farm and farmer to add to the blog as well, providing a visual that shows their farm as well as their participation in the Portsmouth market each Saturday. We will see how it goes! Being an amateur videographer, there is a chance I am biting off a bit more than I can chew.
The message that I want to bring to every community is to be conscious and aware of everything that you are putting into your body. Food is vital to our survival, and what we eat can dramatically increase or decrease our health, happiness and quality of life. As I am growing older and making more decisions on my own of what I am eating, I have become exponentially more aware of the effects of healthy food on my lifestyle. Being able to combine all of these foods into amazing recipes is a great way to make this a larger (and more central) part of your life!
That’s all for now. Hopefully next week I’ll have a contribution from a person with much more wisdom on this topic (as opposed to my 20-year old amateur and ambitious self). Happy growing!