February 1, 2021
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.
January 22, 2021
The Buy Local movement encourages people to buy food, products, and services originating from the local community.
January 20, 2021
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.
January 14, 2021
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.
January 12, 2021
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.
January 7, 2021
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.
December 25, 2020
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.
December 18, 2020
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.
December 14, 2020
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.