On my farm strawberries and some vegetables were a write off. Great crop raspberries, haskaps, beets, carrots, beans and herbs. Potatoes did not set heavy but a good size. Either the deer or wild turkey liked my tomatoes, so the crop was downsized, but had lots. This year I have frozen raspberries and haskaps for sale along with the frozen beef.
Consumers will find food items in limited quantity and more expensive due to climate change. Hard decisions had to be made in July regarding the lack of winter feed and pasture conditions so 9 cows had to be sold. When calves are weaned mid October and replacement heifers preg checked more animals may go.
In New Brunswick more consumers are embracing the “Buy Local” concept of shopping for food and many other items. Agriculture has been one of the back bone industries of New Brunswick and food dollars spent locally ensures the survival of family farms. Call your local farmers to see what they have to sell and learn how the food is grown.
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