The Trinity County Growers’ Association was founded in 1990 by Trinity County native Susan Corrigan. Our mission is to promote organic, GMO-Free, ecologically responsible agriculture and to promote a sustainable local economy.
Our goal is to support an increase in small local farmers, and artisan food & goods producers in our region. We endeavor to educate the community about the importance of local food systems. Working together, we hope to make locally produced foods & goods more available to Trinity County residents.
Why Support Local Farmers & Artisans?
Buying locally produced foods and artisan goods not only keeps money in our region, but cultivates a community of interdependence that is essential to building a more sustainable regional economy.
Buying straight from local farmers, artisans, and cottage food producers is an ecologically conscious alternative to the existing food system. Farm fresh produce is also the most nutritious, highest quality food available for you and your family...next to growing and producing your own!
What is Sustainable Agriculture?
Sustainable agriculture is based on principles of ecology, and the relationships between living things and their environment. This food is produced in an environmentally and socially responsible manner and without the use of harmful pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers.
Some sustainable farm practices include saving seeds, companion planting, crop rotations, use of cover crops, permaculture, biodiversity, and composting. These methods build and regenerate healthy soils to grow nutritionally dense, high quality food.