This past year was very important for us as we unveiled our brand new consumer marketplace where you can connect with local famers to find the freshest, local food and help us move to a more responsible food system. We are extremely grateful for everyone who has joined us in this new project and with Thanksgiving coming up later this week, we want to take a few moments to note what we are thankful for at Farmigo. We hope you might share your thoughts and what you are thankful for in the comments.
1. Doing What We Love
It’s said that the key to happiness is doing what you love every day. We feel passionately about the need to support local farmers and to bring about a more sustainable agricultural system. At Farmigo, we love to create technological solutions that can help our community achieve this goal. We are extremely grateful that we have the chance to be a part of this movement and to connect you with the incredible farmers who are leading this effort.
2. The Freedom to Choose What We Eat Everyday
With 852 Million food insecure people in the world, we are incredibly thankful that we are able to choose what, when, and where we want to eat every day. It is an incredible freedom not to worry about hunger and to select from an amazing variety of foods. We think that freedom also brings a certain duty – to make sure that the choices we make are responsible. We can choose not only the food we love, but also food that doesn’t negatively impact the environment around us.
3. ‘Real’ Turkeys on Our Thanksgiving Table
Over the last decade, there has been a resurgence in the population of so-called “heritage” turkeys, that is, turkeys other than the standard industrial breed that is grown for economic reasons instead of quality or taste. While they are still hard to come-by, the growing numbers of these other breeds helps insure a sufficiently diverse population of turkey – a critical need in a world facing the challenges of climate change and other problems. No matter what kind of turkey is on your table, you want it to be delicious, so check out these Top Ten Turkey Tips from The Food Network to help you out.
4.The Local Food, Farms And Jobs Act
In the midst of the ongoing debate (or lack thereof) on the U.S. Farm Bill, there has emerged some positive news from Capitol Hill. The recently introduced Local Food, Farms And Jobs Act is a significant step towards getting our elected representatives to pay attention to the need for a more sustainable food system. The legislation aims to secure increased funding levels for small and local farms in the upcoming Farm Bill. We’re thankful for the congresspersons who have introduced the legislation and for the regular folks who are giving their time and energy to support important initiatives such as this.
5. You – The Local Heroes Who Make a Difference Every Day
The truth is, that everything we do depends on you – concerned, responsible consumers who care about the food they eat, and the impact that food has on the world we share. We are thankful that we live in a time and an age in which individuals can change the world through their own efforts. We are extremely excited about the future, but most of all we are excited and grateful for the incredible energy and enthusiasm that you have displayed.