The Millennial Green Obsession

The Millennial Green Obsession 560 315 Eco Garden Systems

The snow is melting, the tulips are popping, and the birds are chirping! This is always a good sign that spring has sprung! One other good sign is the local news and radios are advertising the openings of the farmers’ markets across the state. Have you ever been to a farmers’ market? Just the sight and smell alone of fresh will entice you to come back regularly during the season. One thing that has piqued people’s interest in the last few years is the farmers’ market! It not only is a great place to find just picked berries to beautiful cut flowers but it is a way to expose and educate the younger generation about good clean food. The small family farm is crumbling and younger generations are not as exposed to “Grandpa and Grandma’s farm like the Gen X and Y’s before them. Millennials are seeking opportunities other than farming that can afford them a different lifestyle. The idea of buying fresh, however, has this generation flocking to farmers markets and whole food grocery stores during the season just to get the most recently picked tomato or pesticide free cucumber. With all the recalls on lettuce, what do you do to ensure you are buying safe produce? Buy locally or grow your own! It is poised that the millennials with surpass the baby boomers in population by 2019 and with that there will be a lot of interested 18-34 year olds wanting to grow their own. Healthy eating and exercise are important to this generation! Eating your greens, whether in a smoothie or a well thought out recipe, has become top priority to healthy living. Millennials have doubled their spending on food gardening from the millions to the billions since 2008 and the interest will only increase. So many…

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