How can we support farmers?
One of the important ways you can support farmers is to buy only their goods. When you go to a supermarket, you might buy a chicken or meat that was raised on factory farms. Or you might buy food that has come from farms that don't follow good environmental practices.
Whether we think about it or not, we are indirectly buying into the factory farming model. By buying only local when possible, you are helping to stop the pollution and problems that factory farms cause.
If you want to enjoy great tasting food while supporting local farmers then make sure you get your food from the farmers market or farm directly from a family farm.