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21May 20
Get Social

Get Social

  An online presence is now a necessity for most farming and food businesses. But it’s not just about having a website: Social media is a vital part of any communications and marketing strategy—particularly for those who sell directly to the public. Why social media? A basic website will allow customers to easily find you online, but it has its limitations. Customers can visit your website, look at it and leave—and subsequently forget all about you. And unless you spend…

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05Apr 20
Edible Empowerment: How To Boost Your Health With High Quality Food From Independent Farmers

Edible Empowerment: How to Boost Your Health with High Quality Food from Independent Farmers

By Culinary Nutritionist, Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN   As a chef, nutritionist and author of What the Fork Are You Eating, I am always looking for edible solutions—everyday, and when in crisis. Whether it’s my personal health, that of my family, my clients’ or an unprecedented global pandemic like COVID-19, food is medicine! The stakes couldn’t be higher right now for our personal health as well as the wellbeing of our farmers. What and how we choose to eat…

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01Apr 20
COVID-19 Will Be Tough On Farms. Here Are A Few Ways You Can Help.

COVID-19 will be tough on farms. Here are a few ways you can help.

As COVID-19 deepens its impact, A Greener World is working to protect our staff and communities (see more about our response here), but farmers are going to need support from all of us. Now is the time to be rallying around our independent farmers. As a result of this epidemic, countless farmers who supply the restaurant and hospitality sectors have seen orders cancelled almost overnight. This is an area that causes us grave concern, as most of our certified farmers…

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30Mar 20
COVID-19 Has Farmers Hanging In The Balance: How Your Online Order Can Help

COVID-19 Has Farmers Hanging in the Balance: How Your Online Order Can Help

Need to stock up on food but avoiding the supermarket? Concerned about how our food supply will weather this crisis? We can help you with both. The spread of COVID-19 is having unprecedented effects on our lives and our economy. It has driven many shoppers to the supermarkets and large online retailers to stock up on food and supplies. This is impacting markets for independent, family-owned farms when they need our support most. With the closure of restaurants across the…

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29Mar 20
CALL TO OPEN FOOD BUSINESSES–INDEPENDENT FARMS ARE READY TO SUPPLY

CALL TO OPEN FOOD BUSINESSES–INDEPENDENT FARMS ARE READY TO SUPPLY

With the sudden closure of restaurants, schools and institutions around the country, many cutting edge, high-welfare, sustainable farms are facing the loss of some of their most crucial customers. As COVID-19 spreads, business owners are rethinking their strategies and adjusting the way they work, and many of us that are social distancing at home want to do all that we can to support our local communities and businesses through this pandemic. One specific way that we can all help our…

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