Friday, January 30, 2009

Calling All Growers!!

The local food movement in America is growing by leaps and bounds. More and more people are asking for fresh, locally grown, sustainably-produced food. Every salmonella outbreak in the industrial food system makes us even more aware that we need a new system.

This "locavore" feeding frenzy (a locavore is a person who eats locally) has caused a supply and demand problem. There is now much more demand for local organic food than there are people producing it! This is true nation wide, and here in the Frio Canyon. Almost everyone I talk to about a Leakey Farmers Market is very enthusiastic - we all want fresh, local food. However, so far we only have 4 people who have shown interest in selling at the Market (see survey results in right column). We'd like a few more sellers before we begin, in order to provide our customers with a true farmers market experience!

We are seeking people who can offer any of the following: fruits, vegetables, organic meats and poultry, honey, home baked bread, jellies, preserves, nuts, seeds, fresh milk (goat or cow), yard eggs, etc. We are compiling our list of folks willing to sell, so if you would like to be added to the list, or know anyone who might be interested, please click on "Healthy Harvesters Said" at the bottom of this post and leave us a message! And if you are one of the 4 who indicated an interest in selling, please let us know who you are.

Come one, come all! The "demand" is here in the Frio Canyon. Let's get the word out and provide the "supply" we need.


  1. Sage, I am getting into baking these days. I would be glad to provide breads and other pastries for the farmer's market. These would be made the day before - no preservatives. I am experimenting with old grains so by the time we get up and going, it will be interesting to see what I come up with.

  2. Awesome! Until the farmers market gets off the ground, if you ever want to trade some of your breads or baked goods for our eggs or veggies let us know. We love good bread! As you know, we all must drive to Kerrville or San Antonio to get real bread!