Over the past few years, our freight farmers have been at the forefront of this vibrant and rapidly growing food movement addressing global issues of food insecurity, nutrition, and sustainability. They are advocating for positive change in our food system by choosing to grow.
It's time to hear their stories.
Meet Jerry and Darryl of Vet Veggies, Mitch of Local Sprout, J.J. and Christian of Urban Pastoral, and Shawn and Connie of Corner Stalk. Each of them are reshaping the landscape in their communities, and addressing global issues of food insecurity, nutrition, and sustainability. They are advocating for positive change in our food system by choosing to grow.
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of each of these individuals is that they don’t come from a farming background. They are just regular people with passion and motivation to make a difference. These remarkable people have all built thriving businesses around food. Each of them are challenging the perception of what it means to be a farmer, and teaching us that it’s possible to grow food anywhere.
As the network of freight farmers takes shape across the globe, we are able to witness just how influential they are on the food movement as a whole.
Over the next two months we'll be spotlighting each of these individuals. You'll get a taste of the tremendous impact they're having on their local communities and learn their unique motivations behind becoming a farmer.
Food is a foundation for community, an ingredient of cultural identity, a medium for culinary expression, and a powerful tool for change. Through Grow Food Here we want to celebrate all those working to improve our relationship with food, so join us in the conversation!
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