Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 31, 2013
On January 31, 2013, Colle Farmers Market responds to Jackson County’s unique agricultural development and production.
“Here in Jackson County you have 11 Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) verified farmers. I think that’s a testament to the depth and breadth of agriculture here. It goes from vineyards to goats,” said Jamie Clover Adams, director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in a recent article from Michigan Live.
According to the article, MAEAP is a program that aims to reduce pollution caused by farming. Farmers that take part in the program learn how to reduce agricultural pollution as well as the state and federal regulations that have to do with pollution risks on farms.
The article states that despite the growing number of farms that are taking part in MAEAP, officials are still trying to get more family-owned farms as well as larger commercial farms involved in the program. Reducing pollution has become a top priority among the Jackson County agricultural community, reports Michigan Live.
Colle, an online farmers market community, applauds the program, along with Jackson County’s adherence to pollution regulations. The company adds that incorporating more organic farmers markets, as well as educating people about organic farming, could be another good strategy to get more farms involved in the program.
The company said that organic farming techniques avoid harmful pesticides and other chemicals. Not only can these chemicals harm the farm workers and employees, but they can also emit pollutants into the atmosphere. An organic farmers market will promote the use of techniques that avoid the use of these chemicals.
Colle is an E-Commerce enabled farmers 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 consumers who live an organic and natural lifestyle with the ultimate goal of creating more sustainable farming and consumerism.