Growing good food for you
"The definition of success--To laugh much; to win respect of intelligent persons and the affections of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give one's self; to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition.; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm, and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived--this is to have succeeded."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Why Choose Us?
Buying from us does more than save you time and taste good. It means you’re supporting local sustainable agriculture and culture – everything from. In other words, we bring you food that is good for you and good for our planet.
We believe systems which integrate the environment, the economy, and social concerns in a way that can be maintained in a healthy state indefinitely can be defined as sustainable. Sustainable agriculture must be economically viable, socially responsible, and ecologically sound. In terms of food production, a sustainable agriculture should not use up resources (soil, water, labor, community support, etc.) faster than it can (re)produce them.
Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, and are more invested in the community’s future. Local businesses also often hire people with more specific product expertise for better customer service. Non-profit organizations receive an average 350% greater support from local business owners than they do from non-locally owned businesses. A marketplace of full of small local businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term. A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan, based instead on their own interests and the needs of their local customers. Locally owned businesses make more local purchases requiring less transportation. This contributes to less sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution. In turn this reduces environmental impact.
Fresh food grown without chemicals tastes better and while it is common sense that ingesting food that has been laden with chemical pesticides and herbicides isn’t good for you. There is much more to it than that. Naturally grown produce consistently tests higher than conventionally grown foods for vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients, as well as showing much smaller amounts of nitrates, heavy metals and other contaminants. One of the main reasons there is a nutritional discrepancy is that healthy soil is much richer in minerals and micronutrients than soil that has been chemically altered. What’s not in the soil is unable to be absorbed by the plant. When you buy chemical free produce you not only get chemical-free food, and it’s taste benefits you also get all the health benefits that rich, well-managed living soil provides.
What we choose to consume today, directly impacts how we – and future generations will live tomorrow. With this in mind, choosing to buy food that is grown sustainably is a choice you make that has a positive impact on your own body and also the future of our planet. By choosing us, local and sustainable food you are truly creating a win-win. You’re body is amazing. We’re here to help you keep it that way. Taking great care of your self means understanding what you put in your body. What goes in our body, makes us who we are. You have heard we are what we eat. The good, the bad and the ugly, that’s why we’ve committed to bringing you the best natural, healthiest produce and artisan goods we can find. You only have one body and we only have one planet. We promise to do all that we can to take care of both. Meaning, you’re not the only one benefiting from our produce. The planet gets a good end of the deal, too. With this in mind, please help us succeed by choosing to join our community supported agriculture program this year.