der new ownership) has a store, a satellite location and pop up markets. Their owners are farmers, distributors of locally grown foods and retailers as well as activists to improve food scarcity and they are work- ing hard to shorten our food chain.

more of a regional service, the areas they cover are larger than if you are sourcing in your community; but it is still sourcing from regional growers. It's much better than trucking in the fresh food from thou- sands of miles away.

6 Benefits of shortening your food chain

are tremendous, besides the food has more nutrients and tastes better when it is picked in season; it encourages us to eat what is in season. Eating local also has another benefit that is all important to us who love the outdoors: it helps us hold on to green and open spaces that are under extreme pressure from over-development. If you don’t buy local food for any other reason, this one alone is worth it! Obviously we all need our certain

fruits or veggies that are out of season also but this purposeful shift of our food shop- ping habits has monumental effects on our local economy. Now, more than ever, we need to think of strategies for staying safe, staying well and staying fed. Food scarcity fear may be totally new

for some, but for those who are very famil- iar with it, there are also local initiatives that are helping to combat food scarcity through urban gardening, CSA’s and com- munity gardens. Out of the Garden’s Ur- ban Teaching Farm in the historic Warners- ville Neighborhood of Greensboro is one such entity. They currently harvest and pack over 50 customized shares per week, 10 of which go to neighbors in Warners- ville. (Lilley Emendy, Urban Farm Man- ager). Their season-long CSA shares are sold out this season but you can sign up for their online Farm Stand and get notified when products are available. Pick up is self serve; they have 30 different crops at any one time and great volunteer oppor- tunities. Initiatives like this help you shorten your food chain, supply the com- munity with fresh food, and help those in food scarce situations. Being a part of these kinds of organizations can help us feel

Fresh food delivery service such as Produce Box. I researched the farm- ers they use and because they are

better about our situation as well, putting into perspective how much some have and how little others have.

Resources: Check out You can search for farmers, farmers markets and CSA’s closest to you or wherever you hap- pen to be

NC Cooperative Extension for your county: vast resource for education, as- sistance and more for folks who want to learn how to grow their own food and want to know more about local farmers and farmers markets

Let it Grow Produce 1318 S. Hawthorne Rd. Winston Salem. No website. Phone: 336-768-6488

Faucette Farms Browns Summit: Since 1960. 7th generation farmer supplying directly to you, to farmers markets and to local co-op grocers. Online ordering.

Berry Farms: you can do an online search, there are many of them and berries are in season! Besides the ultra freshness, this is a great opportunity to take a ride in your community and get some fresh air and even a little exercise if you choose to pick the berries yourself.

Eliana’s Garden. Stoneville, NC www. they teach foraging

and forest farming as well as provide fresh pastured pork, eggs and more fresh foods See ad on page

Backyard Medicine by Julie Bruton-Seal & Matthew Seal

The Budding Artichoke (under new owner- ship) High Point: https://www.facebook. com/thebuddingartichoke/ Phone: 336- 665-0350 They also have a satellite market in Jamestown at Triad Marketplace and pop up markets You can search for farmers, farmers markets and CSA’s nearest you

Heroes Center Veteran Support Camp in High Point: urban farm that helps veterans succeed in civilian life. www.heroescen-

Deep Roots Community Owned Market, Greensboro:

JoAndra (Jo) Proia is the monthly Outdoor Writer for Natural Triad and author of Piedmont Lakes; A Practical Guide for Boating in the Piedmont. She is the owner of Outdoor Women by Jo Proia, LLC. Her mission is to help women experience the outdoors in an empowered manner. She can be reached at jo.proia@naturaltriad. com or Follow her on Facebook: www. See ad on page 20.

Daniel Lackey, FNP-C Daniel Lackey, FNP-C

Daniel Lackey, FNP-C is a board certified Nurse Practitioner. His background is in Emergency Medi- cine, with 5 years of experience as an ER nurse. His nurse practitioner degree includes specialties in fami- ly practice and adult gerontological acute care. Following his true pas- sion, however, he also obtained a certification in functional medi- cine. He finds it is truly rewarding and efficacious to address the root cause of illness instead of viewing the body as separate systems.

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