"The health of our soil and our bodies relies on them thriving! Family farms tend to use less chemicals and build healthy soils by growing sustainably. Healthier soils produce more nutrients in the crops grown and animals raised. Corporate factory farms do exactly the opposite. Saving land (and cherished soils) from development means we have to support local family farms. Farmers Markets do this and foster a connection between the consumer and the farmer, a connection that is fast disappearing at the supermarket and with the on-line shopping trend."