Ever walk into a used car dealership then your hair stands up on the back of your neck and you get a sick feeling in your gut. You can’t really figure out what’s wrong so you ignore it and continue doing what you planned on you doing.
Yup, that’s how I felt when visiting a farm for the first time a few months ago. I really don’t want to bash any farms or people, so I kept trying to push my feelings aside. But, the more I think about it, the more I realize people need to know the difference between a good farm and a bad one.
So without going into details about the farm I visited, you will find some signs that will indicate you have a good farmer.
- The farmer cares most about the growing practice than the income. Nurturing plants while young will provide nutrient-rich plants that taste delicious.
- Find a farmer that knows more about what the product provides then about his profit margins. Making a living is important for everybody but a good farmer cares about the produce first and the profit margin second. As it turns out, the farmers that care most about caring for their land, plants and animals tend to provide a good living for themselves.
- The best farmers I’ve met never tooted their own horns. They are humble. They understand that their hard work is only part of the formula to a produce good food. The other part is God’s work.
It’s important to find a good farmer to know where your food comes from. The vast majority of us do not realize how many chemicals, injections, medications and lack of nutrients our grocery store bought food consists of. Know your farmer and you will have your health.