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Is Farming Capitalistic, Socialistic, or Both???

Over the last 4 (+) years we have been focusing on sourcing and bringing the best farmers from all around NJ. We source specifically from those that are concentrating on the health of their land without the use of artificial treatments. Instead they practice a natural rotation of vegetable, grassland, and animal (aka regenerative agriculture). Healthy lands mean healthy soils which in turn means healthy vegetables, healthy animals, and healthy food for all of us. In this time we have distinguished quite a few hurdles that lay ahead, and these hurdles are driven by misguided propaganda and over saturated competitive markets. Let’s first talk propaganda and reading between the lines. Propaganda comes in all forms; many of those that promote and market...

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Local Food vs Local Business – Do they Differ?

As new businesses continue to emerge and current ones evolve to bring about more transparency and sustainability to the masses, it only seems practical that I write about this very important topic. Especially when we are talking about the world of food; being misinformed about what is considered local can be very counter-productive and even harmful to our health and environment.  First off, it is important to discuss this term LOCAL. So why Local? There are many reasons people are hopping on the local train. Have we become fed up with large conglomerates influencing government policy? Have we become tired of poor health destroying our families and friends because cheaper foods have become affordable commodities? Are we tired of financial...

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