Support Calvert Countys Agricultural Community
  • Petitioned Calvert County Commissioners

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Calvert County Commissioners

Support Calvert Countys Agricultural Community

    1. Alison Hunley
    2. Petition by

      Alison Hunley

      Lusby, MD

The local farms and farm stands of Calvert County provide us with fresh foods and vegetables many of us would otherwise not have access to. The benefits to the health of Calvert Countys citizens as a result of having access to fresh fruits and vegetables, humanely raised meats, non-homogenized milks, and small batch cheeses is beyond measure. Additionally, many of our local farms provide us and our children the opportunity for local agrotourism, giving us the opportunity to expand our knowledge of ways to sustain the rural lifestyle so many come to Calvert County for. Our farms and farm stands not only provide those who can afford these goods and services with a piece of their harvest, several farms support End Hunger and dedicate a portion of their farmland to growing fresh produce for the needy each year. If we prohibit their freedom to conduct open business, it is only reasonable to assume that this land would then need to be utilized for profit to recover the profit lost from events and expansion. The public events held by these farms and businesses are attended by thousands of us each year, and are a large draw into the county from surrounding areas. This stimulation to our local economy cannot be ignored, nor should it be limitied. This is a community that enjoys the freedoms of local access to goods and services. It is a great binder of our community, and without this County would loose much of the appeal it has held in its support of those who work hardest for us all, our farmers.

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    • sarah ogle PRINCE FREDERICK, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      I'm a farmers daughter...anyone who has lived the life of a farmer knows the day to day hardships. We need to protect them...keep the farm stands

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    • J W PRINCE FREDERICK, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      In today's economy the Local Farmers are struggling to make ends meet. The Farm stands help help the farmers make those end meet. The Farm Stands also serve the local community providing fresh foods. They also provide an alternative food source for those in the community that have special dietary needs. Our Local Farmers help the community by providing fresh foods food for those that are in need. They provide foods for the Food Pantries. They provide the use of their productive farmland, equipment, skills, and time, to plant and harvest crops for programs such as End Hunger, Farming 4 Hunger, The Maryland Food Bank, and the Capitol Food Bank. Through these programs children are being educated on the farms and in the fields. One thing that they learn is that the food that they eat does not come from Food Lion, Giant, and Safeway etc. They learn that it comes from the Farmers Fields.

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    • Veronica Lubkin ST. LEONARD, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      Good healthy food is super important.

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    • SHERMAN HAWK PORT REPUBLIC, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      it was my inlaws fram and i know what it ment to tham.

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    • Sandra Woodford PRINCE FREDERICK, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      We all need to support our local farms. They provide fresh food to anyone who chooses to buy from them. In the USA, and here in Calvert County, we the citizens enjoy our right to choose where we spend our money. Several farms in the area support Farming for Hunger, which provides fresh produce to many food banks and pantries. Support our farmers.

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