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

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. Blog Post

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. Blog Post

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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27Mar 20
All Hands On Deck. Blog Post

All Hands On Deck

We know that everyone will be impacted by COVID-19. Many will lose their lives; many more will suffer personal and financial hardships. As this unfolds, it is impossible to predict the long-term impacts; only to do the best we can in the moment. At A Greener World our team quickly adjusted to meet present needs: working remotely, not collecting on invoices for farmers, and completely shifting focus to support those in our orbit struggling in this new environment. See full…

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24Mar 20
Farming In The Shadow Of COVID-19: Plan And Plan–and Then Plan Some More. Blog Post

Farming in the shadow of COVID-19: Plan and plan–and then plan some more

Following the global outbreak of COVID-19, we know that many farmers (particularly those who supply the hospitality sector) have lost the majority of their markets almost overnight. We also know some farmers with established home delivery services, online sales or farm shops have been inundated by desperate customers. At the same time, many of the services and supply chains that farmers rely on—think animal feed or veterinary services—are at risk of disruption. Regardless of business model, many farmers are now…

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