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  • meg51577

    Not only is my family visiting a farm, we are getting ready to move onto one. We just purchased 13 acres in the middle of nowhere, North Carolina. My hubby and I grew up in an industrial northeast city so this experience is going to be totally new for us. I am psyched to share our experiences with this adventure as we learn how to live off the fat of the land!

  • davemadan

    Thanks for the post.

    Our nonprofit, theMOVE, organizes farm workdays for diverse urban groups in Metro Boston (mostly youth groups, but we have adult trips too, including one this weekend on Cape Cod), to promote justice and sustainability in our food system. For us, it's about building respect for the many folks we depend on for our daily needs -- making sure they're taken care of, so that we continue to be taken care of in return. Check out our 2-minute video at

  • Hirra Adeogun

    I'm all the way out in London, UK :( but I really want to milk a cow!

    • Tyler Batson

      You should check out, not only, but also Its an under-the-radar work exchange site, mostly geared toward travelers. But they have listing throughout England, Europe - the whole world! I used it to travel from Thailand to the US and met so many great people. Sharing the land was the best way to get to know the towns I stopped in.
      But if you do do this, beware that you wont return home the same. ;)

  • raoul.kuiper

    I'm into cow sharing right now actually! And it's fun!
    Just started our own project to buy a cow directly from a cow farmer. It's fun and fairly easy to do! You only need a lot of friends to share your meat and the costs with:

  • Max Schorr

    Definitely into this Do. Would love for GOOD to organize a crop mob, or a series of crop mobs.

  • Jen Chiou

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a site where you can search for local farms to visit?

  • Emma Nash

    If you live in/near Western North Carolina... go check out ASAP's Farm Tour this weekend! This is an excellent opportunity to meet and talk with farmers raising everything from llamas to radishes. If you don't live in Western North Carolina - find a farm tour near you!

    For more information head to ASAP's website -

  • Tinayonas

    Well said :) I remember the first time I spent real time at a farm ( A little over a month), I quickly became overwhelmed with the wisdom of the land. Suddenly the conversation I was used to having about food, transformed into a conversation that weaved together culture, environment, politics and life.

  • Scott Bush

    Another part of our culture that has its roots from agriculture is our school year schedule. School lets out in late-May, early-June because of the farming season, where kids would go home and work their family's farm, then as the harvest begins, kids would go back to school. Just a fun note. Great article!

  • Megan Wood

    Agri-tourism is becoming a big business as more people get interested in how their food is produced. First-hand exposure is a key step to learning about how food is sourced. Plus, who doesn't want to see plants growing and animals running around? It's good for the soul.

  • jaime.mount

    I agree, I visited some farms on my own while camping in vermont growing up. that inspired me to not eat meat, as I liked the cows better when they were alive.