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Cows can’t get COVID-19 so you can stop panic buying milk and thank a farmer instead.
by Jonathan Briggins on March 19, 2020 at 1:00AM
A s people practice social distancing, head into isolation, quarantine and prepare for whatever happens next, there's one thing everyone needs—food.
While some are hoarding food and supplies, one local farmer says consumers don't need to panic about food supply.
"There seems to be a lot of concern about food supply," says Tim Hutton, a farmer who grows vegetables and sells at the Halifax Brewery Farmers' Market.
Hutton describes going to buy milk in New Minas recently and chatting with a fellow shopper who was stocking up on milk over COVID-19 fears.
"I said 'the cows are literally a five-minute drive away, you're in Annapolis valley. The cows are being milked twice a day, they're in fields that are a five or 10-minute drive, in some cases, from food shops," recounts Hutton.