For the past couple of months Sage Mountain Farm has been a vendor at the Bonsall Farmer’s Market in support of the Bonsall Education Foundation. We have watched the organizers work very hard to promote this new venue of fresh, local produce, foods, goods and services.
We would like to urge the residents of Bonsall and Fallbrook to utilize this market and support the vendors with their patronage. Fresh local produce is becoming more and more an important issue. Food is a basic human need. Yet for most of us in the US, it is merely an inexpensive commodity that we take for granted.
Questions such as how, where or by whom it is grown are not generally the topic of conversation around the dinner table. Considering the current situation in agriculture, perhaps it should be. Being able to trust that food is wholesome, good and healthy is something we hear every day from our customers at all our markets. They want to know who is growing it, how and where.
Food in the US travels an average of 1,500 miles from farm to supermarket. Almost every state in the US buys 85 percent of its food from someplace else. We are rich in local agriculture in San Diego and Riverside counties. If you support your local farmer, the money stays in our local economy and reduces the carbon footprint.
Phil and Juany Noble