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Local Food Sources Name:_Hope L. Kirkland_______________________________ 1. Below is a list of terms that are often associated with sustainable agriculture. Find a definition in the lectures, your textbook, or online and put that definition into your own words. Your definition should include the perceived advantage of that item. Use complete sentences for your responses. a. Organic food: is food that uses natural resource and manmade unreal ingredients is not part of the process. In addition it limits the exposure to stimulants like fungal. b. Free range: is allowing animals to have space to roam. For example, allowing a chicken to run free in a field and not locked in a chicken house. c. Pasture raised: The chicken is allowed to enjoy the season with the opinion to use a chicken house for shelter. For example, like most humans we enjoy the outside with the opinion to go indoors. d. Grass-fed beef: If the label on my beef package reads grass-fed beef. I have just bought steak and ribs that was part of a cow that was allowed to eat grass for dinner, lunch and breakfast. But not in that order. e. Compost: The fallen apple off of a tree that is now rotting on the ground and dead leaves are two decaying compost or droppings. f. Polyculture: Polyculture is happening in my front yard. I have at least 4 different weeds growing and three different plants. I think then help each other grow and may give one another nutrient. 2. List three locations near where you live or near Delaware County Community College where you can purchase locally raised food, even if it’s only available when in season. (hint: farmers markets, some supermarkets) A. Linville Orchards, Brookhaven, PA B. Farmers Market, Boothwyn, PA C. Vollmecke Orchards, West Chester, PA 3. What are the advantages of buying locally sourced food? Your answer must be in your own words and in complete sentences (125 word minimum). The first thing that comes to my mind is it’s healthier to buy locally. It will have less travel miles. The cost should be cheaper because less people and preservatives will be used in the process of delivery. The taste should be better because it will be fresher and less stabilizers will be used to keeping it from spoiling. Sustainable farming is also a part of the equation. If the land is not abused there will be no soil erosion. In addition, the ecosystem profits because avoiding abuse of the land preserves water supplies and give us edible grassland. Finally, growing your our vegetables is a all-round good ideal for everyone involved because you will been monitoring, watering and watching something grow that you did, it will feel good to work in the dirt and see the results of your labor.
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