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Regional Archives The Altamont Enterprise, September 2, 2010
By Saranac Hale Spencer
About two dozen delegates from agriculture departments around the world made a stop at the Luhrmans’ farm in the town of Wright recently. Organized by the Department of State, the visitors toured other area farms; the Luhrmans’ Community Supported Agriculture operation was the smallest.
Raymond Luhrman and his wife, Sarah, explained how the system works, with people buying shares for a season’s worth of vegetables before the harvesting begins. Karl Westphal, who sold land from his farm to the Luhrmans, warned the group about issues that have developed around large-scale agribusiness
Members of the international delegation asked some questions, but mostly took in the rural scenery and short lectures regarding organic growing methods and renewable energy sources.