I have been spending a lot of time in Northern Georgia this spring and summer and one of the greatest benefits comes from the local farms. I have been able to buy a wide array of food from vegetables to eggs to chicken to beef to pork directly from various farms. In several cases, I get to see the farming in action and learn about how they farm and what is important to them. I prefer to buy produce that is not treated with pesticides and eggs and meat from animals not treated with growth hormones or antibiotics. The local farms around here have provided me with that option and I love supporting these hardworking families in their efforts to provide people with healthy and tasty food.