This winter Bug Hill Fruit and Flower Farm will participate in our first winter "farmer's markets" in Ashfield, Northampton and Greenfield, Mass: winter fares
However, Winter Fares began this season with a first: instead of the usual school fund raising catalogues featuring trinkets imported from China or wrapping paper that nobody really wants, the local school and local business people decided to create a local foods & crafts catalogue. If this model spreads to other communities and other schools throughout the country, look out Wal-Mart! In our small town of Ashfield, sales totaled $20,000 - dollars that went to local craftspeople and farmers and dollars that stayed in the community! $6,000 of those dollars went directly to the school, more money than it had ever raised in previous catalogues of imported goods.
Be a local hero in your community and start promoting local farms and crafts in your next school fund raising catalogue!