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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 local farms is to focus on buying high-quality, high-welfare products whenever possible.
For local retailers and food hubs, this means stocking your shelves and sourcing ingredients for your take-out and delivered meals directly from local farms. For home shoppers, we can have a positive impact by supporting these businesses (that are supporting these farms). Never has the money we spend on food meant more.
Farmers are resilient, but they need our support through this difficult time, and local retailers can play a major role in keeping farms in business and bringing sustainable, high-welfare food to your community. We urge you to consider your options and bring in more local products to your business at this time, if possible. Buying from these farms could make all the difference to their uncertain future.
Please also feel free to contact us directly. One of our core functions is to connect sustainable farms with people seeking their products. We are working remotely and standing by to support you during this challenging and important time.