Hello, dear OA readers! We hope you are enjoying our Earth Day party as much as we are. Since this IS a celebration of sustainable farmers and chefs, we asked you to tell us your favorites. We were blown away by how in touch you all are with your local heroes. We've dedicated this post to you and your go-to chefs and farmers, so that all our readers can explore and discover new sustainable eats close to them. Thank you so much for helping us put this together! This first installment is all about the farmers and farms you submitted. The reader names are in bold, followed by their submission.
(Grant Family Farms / Facebook)
Sylwia Malolepsza: Riverford farm in UK, organic local and seasonal fruits and veggies
Fauzia Mirza: Andrew Sanica in Mississauga, Ontario
Carol Ocoin: Pat's Pastured in East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Amber Lynn Mott: Trinity Farms in Enfield, Connecticut! Best Milk
Rachel Soumokil: Orme Ranch in Northern Arizona for wonderful grassfed beef
Jude Ranson: Pyramid John Vandeusen of "Food is Free" in Austin, Texas
Julie Kidwell: Traders Point Creamery, Zionsville, Indiana
Jennifer Halm: Timberlane Organic Farm in Ohio
Mark Kapalski: I don't know their website (or even if they have one), but here in Houston it's Gundermann farms out in nearby Wharton. They have been a staple in organic farming here for years. The other is Last Organic outpost (google them) run by Joe and Marcella Icet. They are an urban farm.
Lauren Wood: On the seacoast of New Hampshire there are many to choose from but here are a few of my favorites. http://meadowsmirth.com/http://www.stoutoakfarm.com/ and http://www.heronpondfarm.com/ for veggies, http://newrootsfarm.com/ for meat, http://jewelltownevineyards.com/index.php for wine And this is the BEST pick your own farm ever! http://www.blueberrybayfarm.com/
Wally's Farm: Wally's farm in Hawaii Kai Hawaii!!!
Organic Authority would like to thank all of you and all of the sustainable, organic farmers and chefs whose work is providing healthy food for us all to eat. We honor you as being conscious stewards of our planet. And, we are thrilled to have you participating in our Earth Day event!