UPPER DELAWARE VALLEY, NY/PA (June 24, 2012) – The Delaware Highlands Conservancy has announced a new 2012 edition of the award-winning “Shop Local Save Land Guide to Farms and Farm Markets.” The guide is an easy-to-read, easy-to-use, easy-to-carry one-stop resource for residents and visitors who desire fresh, healthy, local foods.
At left, Tannis and Simon Swartz of Willow Wisp Farm, an organic farm located in Damascus, PA. Tannis is also one of the principals with NACL Theatre in Highland Lake.
Complimentary copies of “Shop Local Save Land” are available at fine shops, restaurants, farms and farm markets, lodging facilities, Visitors Bureaus and Chambers of Commerce, or may be found at both the PA and NY offices of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, 508 River Street in Hawley, PA and 120 Segar Road in Kauneonga Lake, NY.
The brochure features 22 pages of essential information about farms, farmers’ markets and stands, and community gardens that produce and sell local agricultural products. The guide includes a keyed map for easy navigation and for creating road plans to visit several farms in a day trip.
At right, Apple Ridge Farm, located in Saylorsburg, PA, selling their products at a local farmers’ market.
The companion website, www.ShopLocalSaveLand.com, provides searchable listings as well as interesting articles, upcoming events in the area, and a tool to design your own driving tour of farm and forest providers in the area.
Shopping locally sustains the Upper Delaware River region’s local agricultural economy. As any local farmer will attest, making a living from farming and from marketing local farm products is hugely challenging. Under pressing economic concerns, acres of productive farmland every year are lost to housing and industrial development.
For more information about the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, visit www.DelawareHighlands.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-226-3164 or 845-583-1010. For more information about the 2012 farm or forestry guides visit http://www.ShopLocalSaveLand.com.