Tai Dinnan, Charlotte Grange
Last winter an idea was born when the Charlotte Grange held a roundtable discussion with local farmers asking how the Grange might help them. The result is the special insert in this issue of the Charlotte News: a map and guide to Charlotte Farms.
It highlights more than 25 Charlotte farms selling food directly to consumers. In addition, copies will be available at the Charlotte Town Hall, Charlotte Library, local businesses, farm stands and at Grange on the Green music concerts.
The map was developed in hopes you will visit local farms to nourish your family, enjoy the outdoors and deepen your roots in Charlotte’s food system.
The map was part of the Charlotte Land Trust’s work to produce a comprehensive farm study. The vision was made a reality by the graphic design work of Charlotter Rick Brokaw of SERIOUSdesign.
The production costs were covered by The Charlotte News and several local donors. Grange members did the legwork, collecting information and doing their best to create a beautiful, accurate, useful map and directory.
This is a new project and organizers would love to know what you think. Contact them with suggestions for future editions of this Charlotte farm map.