The Role of Agriculture in our Daily Lives

 In Market News

Agriculture is vital to the economy, community, society, and is at the heart of our daily lives. Many people know that the food we eat every day is thanks to hard-working farmers, but you may not realize just how much of an impact agriculture has on your daily lives outside of the food you consume.

Have a look at just a few of the ways that agriculture impacts your daily life:

Fabric – natural fibers found in your clothing and furniture are produced on the farm; most commonly wool and cotton

Flowers – nursery crops are also a part of agriculture; when you decorate your home with a bouquet of flowers know that their beauty is thanks to agriculture

Forestry – many forests are cultivated; grown to provide paper and other wood products that you use every day

Household – agriculture products such as corn and soybeans are often found in cleaning products that you use around your home

Fuel – one of the most common agriculture products that people forget about is fuel; ethanol is derived from corn and is used to power cars

On Sunday, October 13 our POP Club kids will be learning about the role of agriculture in our daily lives and try to understand how most of the necessities of life can be traced back to the farm. Learn more about the POP Club here and visit us at the market to register.

The POP Club is a farmer’s market-based kids program. Children (ages 5 – 12 years old) will learn about fruits and vegetables, local food systems and healthy food preparation through fun activities all season long.

Each week children will earn a $3 market token to use towards any fruit or vegetable of their choice. There is no cost to participate and the program runs every Sunday rain or shine!

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