Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Opinion

July 18, 2013

Decline of the local farm tough to swallow

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It’s ironic that as the public’s desire for locally grown food continues to grow stronger each season, there are fewer and fewer local farms to supply the crops. But sadly our quest for fresh produce isn’t enough to keep the local farmer in business. Many other variables are at play.

We may value the work of the town’s farmers over the last many decades, but we have little control over their eventual fate. What we can do is savor the taste of a fresh-picked cucumber, pepper or tomato plucked from the local soil and enjoy the flavors for as long as they’ll come.

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