Tin Shop Tartan - Randolph County Alabama's Own Snarky and Surly Scot Gets All Native

Blogging from the suburbs of the Tin Shop community, Captain Plaid brings Progressivism, and a share of Quixotic angst, to the ridges and hollows of Randolph County, Alabama. Hardly a booster yet rooted here enough to fight, Plaidsters can perhaps find like cause in trying to build local solutions to global concerns. Education, environment, economy, entertainment, engagement ... Trust the Tartan!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Farming For The Local Market

Today I posted at Captain Bama on Mark Bevis who farms up in Pleasant Valley. He wrote a really nice editorial in today's Anniston Star about his experiences and mission. I put links at Marque Stuart to the Alabama Sustainable Agricultural Network and also Mark's cooperative Farmers' Foods. Truly some options exist as close as we are to Atlanta and other markets. We are within two hours of some tremendous numbers. Some of the wealthier and healthier people in these markets may very well pay for sustainably grown foods. This includes at least partially grass fed beef and free range poultry. I also think there might be markets for city slickers coming down for a farm/rural experience. Dude farms? What does Team Tartan think? Peace ... or War!