Fruit grown locally comes fresher and tastier. The choice of varieties can be astounding. Families who know their farmers share in a vital connection to the land. And that means folks can be informed about how that fruit is being grown.
Here at 'Listings Central' we aim to help customers find an orchard nearby adhering to holistic tenets. Ignoring the ecological cost of transporting food from thousands of miles away is wrong. What's right is championing the stewardship that goes into one good apple and pointing the way to where such fruit can be found.
Families looking for an ongoing connection to healthy fruit needs to consider several things.
Enjoying apples, peaches, plums, pears, cherries and berries vitalizes this life. The so-called 'nutrient density' of fruits and vegetables results from honoring a living soils system that in turn nourishes the plants that gift us with food worthy of eating. Minerals and vitamins, proanthocyanidins and flavonoids, and certainly microbe flora are a package deal when it comes to savoring wholesome fruit. A modicum of environmental reality – from insects chewing to disease pathogens seeking entry – triggers an immune response in the fruit tree that enhances phytonutrient levels yet again. Our bodies utilize all this goodness to ward off human degenerative disease. Ultimately how we grow is all about enhancing the virtue of the fruit itself.
Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.
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We encourage network members to request a grower listing. Let us help promote the good work that you do!
Similarly, we hope growers will post a version of the network logo on farm websites. Your customers in turn will view this as a badge of honor celebrating your commitment to growing fruit in healthy ways.
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