Thanks for visiting.
You’ve come here, now what? What’s the purpose of this site?
Answer: To bring awareness to the fact that the food we choose to eat is highly important. The goods we buy are highly important. Most of our food from the grocery store travels anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 miles on average. Most of the big box stores in Solano County have mostly imported goods from China. If you don’t understand why this is important to our economy, let me explain.
The more imports we buy and fewer exports we sell, the worse off we are. It’s hard to find anything not made in China anymore. Local goods equal better local economy. The more we trade with our neighbors, the better off they are, which in turn, makes them purchase more from other people, and other people may purchase a good or service from you. Local trading = local economy = better towns, cities, and counties.
Pretty simple. So why are we not paying attention to buying stuff locally to make our home better? Well, frankly, it’s just easier to buy from a store like Wal-Mart, it’s all in the same place. That’s very understandable, but we have to realize that the price of buying cheap, convenient goods is actually costing us more, and more, and more every year. The more money that goes to the top of these companies, the less is spread to the hard workers making the company flow. The more money goes to a select few, the more we separate our own selves. Over time the gap becomes wider and wider, until there is only the very wealthy, and the lower class.
Americawas a country of Farmers. Americawas a country of major exports. But now as a consumer nation, our economy is suffering.
The Goal is this: Produce, don’t just consume.
So here’s the deal; this website will provide you with places to purchase your goods including, but not limited to, Organic Meats, Produce, Pastured Chicken, Eggs, and Herbs plus Olive Oil and so much more with links to other local business.
http://www.soulfoodfarm.com This is so that you can have an OPTION of deciding against global markets dominating our stores, and instead, buying local goods. Let’s make a better Solano County by buying local!
- The Organic Farmer (beawaretoday.wordpress.com)
- Why is Wal Mart damaging to local economies? (greenanswers.com)