Predict the future
I was talking to a farmer today as I was picking up eggs. He said he usually brings over 120 dozen eggs to the farmers market, but this week, demand at the farm has been so high that he had less than 90 dozen to bring.
I've noticed similar issues at local strawberry farms--extremely high demand. My milk farm has seem it as well. Any of you that have tried to order seeds or supplies have likely run into it, too. People suddenly care where their food is coming from! And that is great..... If it continues.
Do you think this demand for local/organic/grow your own will continue? Or is this just the latest fad in US dieting? What can we as preppers/gardeners/locavores/etc do to help local farms? I'm honestly not envious of their position. The demand is super high, but they have no way to know if it will still be there next year. It takes so long for some to ramp up production--and usually some financial investment--but will America go back to McDonald's in two months? Or is this enlightenment here to stay?
What say you, and why? (Not looking to start arguments, of course, so be ... Nice, I guess)