Interest in buying local is growing all around the country. For good reason! Local food is fresher, has a much lower carbon footprint, and supports our neighbor farmers.
But few people think of where and how their seeds are grown.
Ox and Robin farmer, Linda Enerson talks with Monte Belmonte of 93.9 WRSI in Northampton and Phil Korman, director of Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) about why seeds are the cornerstone of a sustainable local food system. Click here to listen.
Here’s a few takeaways:
Seeds that are grown here in New England are selected to thrive in the Northeast with its own unique climate
Only those plants that naturally resist pests and disease are selected for Ox and Robin seeds.
The carbon footprint of local seeds is MUCH LOWER than the great majority of seeds which are grown far away, often in countries that have few regulations around pesticide and herbicide use.
When I heard the name of your farm, Linda, my initial reaction was to break out in song.... Monte Belmonte, WRSI