It’s officially the first week of summer. In coastal Connecticut, this not only means sunshine and days at the beach, it also means seeing my favorite local farmers at markets, stands and pick-your-own events. But unlike in the past, this year it doesn’t feel like like a reunion. Thanks to Facebook, I never really had to say goodbye.For locavores and food lovers, it’s an indispensable life-hack:
By “liking” your favorite farms on Facebook, you can be privy to the harvest status of crops,which can vary greatly from year to year given the vagaries of weather.
You will also readily access schedule changes, event notices & specials. And increasingly, Facebook is a forum where farmers and their community members share recipes.
So if your seasonal market closes once the cold weather arrives, there’s no need for sweet sorrow. Watch your farmers preserve, prune and plant all year…until you meet again in summer.
Enjoy here a few of the farms across the country that I follow on Facebook. Please share your favorites in the comments.