Meet Your Farmer CSA Sign Up Day is being held at Biotech Center Atrium, located in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarters, 575 N. Patterson Ave. 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 NC Cooperative Extension, Forsyth Center, Forsyth Foodworks, and the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.