It’s time! More and more local fruits and vegetables are rolling in this month, and we couldn’t be happier to reconnect with our Washington farms.
What’s in season for May and June:
What’s happening in organic produce and farming:
On another happy note, a recent report by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) found a 13% increase in certified organic operations. With 24,650 organic farms and organizations, the organic farming sector is one of the fastest growing in the country! This is beneficial not only for our own health and diet, but as a next step in creating a more sustainable, environmentally-conscious farming system for the future. The USDA also announced 47 new grants, providing $17.5 million for “research projects to improve sustainable agriculture in rural communities”.
These grants will catalyze new growth and discoveries in organic farming, and we’re so excited to see the growth of organic produce in homes. This year, organic demand is expected to hit 5% of the market share, which sounds small but is a giant stride for the industry. On top of all of this fantastic industry news, professional baseball player Jayson Werth recently made a speech detailing how he turned his traditional family farm into an organic sustainable enterprise.
From our family to yours, we hope you all have a fabulous Memorial Day Weekend. Rather than choose just one delicious recipe to share this week, take a glance (or several) at these amazing healthy recipe ideas for every meal this Memorial Day Weekend!