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Advocating for Farmers

Our Community is supportive of agriculture and farming and Advocating for Farmers in the world is one of the many programs GRO is glad to manage.

Announcing TIEC Farmers’ Market

        We are so excited to announce our partnership with the Tryon International Equestrian Center on a new farmers' market in Polk County. The first market of the season will be Thursday, May 5th from 9 to 12 and will also be the same day as the ribbon cutting for the new General Store which also features local food. The market is a fantastic opportunity for the entire community around the Equestrian Center to access high quality local food. The market is open to new vendors and if you are interested please see the information below. Update 6/1/2016: In lieu of a once a week popup farmers' market at TIEC the ...

GRO Launches Website

We have alot of hopes for our new website. Websites can be static hubs for information but we also hope it becomes a hub for activity in the Forum section and here on our Blog. We welcome your comments, feedback and more. We are not web designers - so if you see problems with the website such as misspelled words (nor were we English majors), text that doesn't make sense, or anything of the like please let us know. We might be able to fix it, might not, might take a bit - but we want to make it as great as we can. We would like to thank some folks for their help in launching the website - folks that have made it easier to get the job done - Sofia ...

Starting Young Farmers

“Why do farmers farm, given their economic adversities on top of the many frustrations and difficulties normal to farming? “And always the answer is: ‘Love. They must do it for love.’ Farmers farm for the love of farming. They love to watch and nurture the growth of plants. They love to live in the presence of animals. They love to work outdoors. They love the weather, maybe even when it is making them miserable. They love to live where they work and to work where they live. If the scale of their farming is small enough, they like to work in the company of their children and with the help of their children. They love the measure of indepe...

Barn Raising

Barn Raising is the idea that together our community can and does support it's local farmers and rural way of life. You will see us saying often that farming isn't easy but neither is accounting, teaching, retail, or most lines of work. They all have their trials and tribulations but in the end we together form our community and together we decide what type of community in which we want to live. Our area has a long history of agriculture and we all want to keep it that way. In order to keep things the same we have to work hard to protect our farms. GRO focuses on helping farmers understand and connect with consumers while helping those same consumers ...

Grow Food Where People Live

The Grow Food Where People Live (GFWPL) program brings food to every neighborhood. GRO is a partnering organization in Polk County along with Groundswell International, an amazing organization dedicated to enhancing life through agriculture. GFWPL concentrates these efforts on a vulnerable population by working to provide the knowledge base and helping hand to create edible foodscapes and microfarms. The first goal being to empower citizens of Polk County to eat healthier and make lasting economic impact on home budgets. The end goal being to make a replicable program throughout our region and the country. Please visit the Grow Food Where ...

The Farmers’ Market

Farmers' markets are where it all begins for many new farmers. It provides the opportunity to make the first dollars a farm will ever make & for seasoned farms a chance to meet new customers. A chance for farmer & customer to enjoy the experience of sharing local with one another. Click Here for Information about the Farmers' Markets Click Here for Information about the Mobile Farmers' Market Bus As one of GRO's main focus areas, support to the farmers' markets include programs, events, and entertainment to enhance the market experience for customers and entice new shoppers to the market.