Pricing from farmers and other small food suppliers could not be better explained than this article by Shannon Hayes for Yes: “My Prices Are Not Too High: A Farmer Fires Back.”
She writes: “The viability of a small farm is dependent not just on garnering a living wage, but on our ability to steward our land in a way that allows it to stay healthy and productive into the future. Industrial food production, in contrast, currently depends on farm subsidies—and on a license to deplete soils and pollute water for immediate profit with no regard for what happens tomorrow. This is our nation’s cheap food policy: Make the food in the grocery store as inexpensive as possible, so that we can justify lower working wages for Americans.”
Wholesome food is an investment in your future.
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