Colle Farmers Market, An Advocate for Local Vegetables, Discusses the Growth of Hothouses in Alabama

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In response to an article by the Pensacola News Journal, Colle Farmers Market, an advocate for local vegetables, discusses the potential expansion of organic farming through hothouses.

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Colle Farmers Market, an advocate for the sale of local vegetables, comments on an article published by the Pensacola News Journal, which discusses the increasing amount of organic hothouses in the Alabama Black Belt and how it can help the economy.

According to the article published by the Pensacola News Journal titled “Organic Farming Effort Growing In Ala. Black Belt,” Southern Fresh Produce plans to create special hothouses on small rural plots in Alabama, ranging from less than an acre to about two acres. The article says these plots will be designed to grow organic vegetables for southern supermarkets, restaurants, and schools.

Currently, the article says organic produce sold in Alabama comes from California and Mexico, which doesn’t help the local economy. The hothouses being built in Alabama could help create jobs, decrease poverty, and lower shipping costs. In the article, Republican Don Chamberlain of Selma, Alabama, says the amount of farming that can be done on one acre of hothouses can produce the same amount as ten acres of plowed fields.

A representative from Colle Farmers Market, an advocate for the sale of local vegetables, believes that the idea of hothouses within state could help stimulate state economies, increase access to fresh organic food and spread awareness for sustainable agriculture.

“By building these hothouses in Alabama, local citizens will be able to find fresh organic food more easily,” the Colle rep explains. “The most important thing that can come from the hothouses is the quality of the food. By increasing the amount of healthy, local organic food in the state, it could help boost health in schools and other institutions. Buying local and growing local not only stimulates the economy, but also promotes a more sustainable lifestyle, therefore aiding the environment.”

Colle Farmers Market is an E-Commerce enabled farmer’s market community that is passionate about sustainable consumption and responsible conservation. The Colle movement is dedicated to connecting natural product vendors, organic farmers and all people who are living an organic and natural lifestyle.

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