All posts filed under Sustainable Practices

  • Why Producers Trust is a Market Linkage Platform
    February 1, 2021

    Why Producers Trust is a Market Linkage Platform

    Market linkage is about connecting farmers and producers more directly with markets. It’s about connecting aggregators more directly with upstream markets as well. And for us, it’s about connecting the end consumer all the way back to the source of production.
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  • How & Why to Buy Local
    January 22, 2021

    How & Why to Buy Local

    The Buy Local movement encourages people to buy food, products, and services originating from the local community.
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  • 3 Reasons To Source Local Supplies & Products
    January 20, 2021

    3 Reasons To Source Local Supplies & Products

    To consumers in many places, the label of local seems to be a more important consideration than the label of organic. Many consumers feel that local means fresher and healthier, and they are driven by the desire to support their local economies.
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  • Healthy crops as a result of regenerative practices
    January 14, 2021

    Regenerative Agriculture 101: The Basics

    Regenerative agriculture focuses on healthy soil, which is vital to growing healthy crops, maintaining healthy farms, and cultivating food in a way that isn’t just less harmful but actually benefits the environment.
  • What is fair trade graphic
    January 12, 2021

    Fair Trade Certification: Strengthening the Community

    Fair trade certifications and practices change the way trade works through better prices, decent working conditions, and a fairer deal for farmers and workers in developing countries.
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  • Clothing rack full of fast fashion
    January 7, 2021

    Are Your Favorite Styles Harming the Planet?

    What is fast fashion exactly? Cheap. Quick. Unhealthy for our bodies and for the planet. This business model cranks out mass produced, inexpensive, low-quality garments.
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  • Urban Agriculture: How to Build Healthier Communities
    December 25, 2020

    Urban Agriculture: How to Build Healthier Communities

    Our cities may not have vast expanses of land for big farms, but with urban gardening, it is still possible for city dwellers to get their hands dirty and cultivate a fresh tomato or two.
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  • Sprouts in jars
    December 18, 2020

    DIY: Sprouting Grains at Home

    By sprouting seeds, grains and nuts in your kitchen, you can fill your life with little sprouts that are cheap, tasty and textured, and easy to grow.
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  • Data validation of coffee product through StoryBird
    December 14, 2020

    3 T’s Behind a Product Certification: Trust, Transparency and Traceability

    Consumers rely on the certification logo on the product packaging to “trust” that this product satisfies their values and expectations as a consumer. The reality, however, which may not be known by many consumers, is that there is a trade-off between cost and oversight.
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