Farms, Horse Farms & Real Estate
One of the most important concerns for the horse industry is the overabundance of horses each year through breeding. Many horses don’t make it as a racer, so they end up either being an expense while being kept at their current farm, or they end up being given way (or sold very cheaply). This is a great concern and expense for many horse farms across the US. From Kentucky to Florida, to South Carolina and California, horse farms are having difficulty in maintaining the cost. Everything from feed, property taxes, vet bills, to tractors, all costs horse farms money to keep it going. Many Kentucky horse farms are feeling the pinch.
One solution for this dilemma would be to limit the amount of breeding that occurs by requiring licensing / permits be purchased in order to control the horse population. But critics argue that there would be costs associated with policing and enforcing the permitting. Still, its an ongoing challenge for the entire horse farm industry, and its one that certainly lends itself toward needing a solution.
Consumer Reports State That 92% Of Americans Are Concerned About Where Their Food Comes From And Food Safety.
You’ll Love Our Locally Grown Organic Produce. Choose From Many Gourmet Varieties – All Picked Fresh From Our Farm And Provided To You The Day After It’s Harvested.
Our Charter Membership Allows You To Eat Healthier, Protect The Environment, And Pay Less Than You Would For Non-Organic Produce.
Research from the Center For Disease Control proves that pesticides on non-organic produce are the leading source of harmful carcinogens in the average person’s diet (especially true with children). Carcinogens are what cause cancer, heart disease, and many other diseases. Research from leading universities offers solid proof that eating organic produce is one of the best steps towards improving your nutrition (read more).
We know you want the very best fresh produce you can find for yourself and your family, and that you care about your community. We are a community garden, consisting of a local group of concerned citizens committed to healthy food, a healthy planet and community empowerment.
Fresh Produce Means Better Nutrition.
Pennsylvania State University research indicates that produce can loose up to half of its nutrients within a week after harvesting. Food in the U.S. travels an average of 1,500 miles from farm to supermarket. Unlike produce from these grocers, other farms and organic delivery services, you receive our produce within a day after its harvested. This allows you to receive the full nutritional benefits.
We believe that receiving organic, locally grown produce is great, but we also believe that the nutrient value of your produce is equally as important. While most organic farmers just concentrate on not using chemicals, we take our approach a step further. Our farming methods focus on creating produce that has the highest nutrient value (such as adding needed amendments to the soil). This guarantees that you are getting the best benefits from everything that you eat.
With your Charter Membership in Sarasota Farms, you will receive a wide variety of vegetables, greens, and melons. All of our produce is carefully selected by our expert staff to insure that you receive varieties with the highest nutritional value. Each week you receive:
Several Pounds of Fresh, Healthy, Gourmet Salad Blends, Vegetables, Melons and Culinary Herbs.
The amount of produce you receive is determined by your membership choice with us. Here is a small list of some of the varieties that are grown for you when you join The Community Garden (see our complete list):
* Gourmet Lettuce Mixes
* Lavender Bell Peppers
* Diva Cucumbers
* Rosa Bianca Eggplant
* German Striped Tomatoes
* Genovese Basil
* Charentais Melons
* Yellow Crookneck Squash
Start enjoying the benefits of your Charter Membership. Take a powerful step today towards eating healthier for you and your family. Save money and do more to protect the environment.
Much of what used to be farm land, is now being converted from real estate used for agriculture to real estate that is being used for commercial purposes (condominium developments, houses / homes, commercial centers, etc). Unfortunately, this is one of ongoing challenges. Many farms that have some of the most fertile fields, are also some of the most desired real estate locations for development near the large growing cities that are ever expanding. Add in many real estate developers and realtors funding political lobbyists to further their industries agenda, and you have many farms & properties being converted over to real estate developments.