“KNOW YOUR FARMER” has become the mantra of health buffs in recent years. We are returning to slow food. Chefs, personal trainers, and sustainability activists all tout the benefits of being connected to your food source. Why eat local? Because fresh, locally grown food not only has better flavor and a more robust nutrition profile, but also fewer food miles and a lighter ecological footprint. It keeps dollars in the local economy. It strengthens community connections. Food with a story is better all around.
We’re in the heart of a wildly fertile region called the Willamette Valley. Small farms abound. And yet, it’s not always convenient to source local food. We’re thankful to farmer’s markets that bring dozens of famers and vendors to one place, connecting growers and shoppers. Now there’s a movement toward online farmer’s markets as well, making it easy to shop for local goods from the comfort of your home. One such market is launching NOW, and you can be a part of it from its inception. It is called Farm and Sell. Click here to meet our friend and Farm & Sell founder Russ Marchewka, former beach volleyball player turned health food activist.
Farmandsell.com is an online marketplace to buy and sell food locally. There are amazing farms (including Frogsong Farm!), local family businesses, and home gardeners selling their wares throughout the Portland/Vancouver area. (You can read interviews with each producer here.) Simply purchase items online, and pick them up on farm or have them delivered to you. Please note: not all farms offer on-site pick up.
helped launch a similar project several years back), so if you love it too, please share Farm and Sell with everyone you know!
-Options for delivery or on-farm pick up
Farm & Sell is giving $10 off your first order to the next 25 new members that activate accounts, so go to the site and sign up right now!
We are pleased to have our full line of CBD products available through the Farm and Sell online marketplace. Items ordered from F&S can be shipped or picked up at the PSU farmers market. We are looking forward to reaching more locavores with access to our pure, ethically produced CBD products. (We’re pretty excited to get our hands on some of that honeycomb as well!)
Rebecca Recker is Director of Communications for Frogsong Farm. With a background in organic farming and permaculture design, Rebecca has been writing about soil health and local food access for nine years. The author of several blogs, she has contributed to articles for Oregon Leaf and Green Living PDX magazines, as well as the following websites: Civilized, Splimm, Miss Grass, and Flowertown. She has been a featured guest on the Periodic Effects and Your Highness podcasts.