The COVID lockdown and movement restrictions in South Africa have undoubtedly hastened the evolution of…
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. Because of this epidemic, they could see orders from restaurants and food vendors be severely restricted or indeed canceled. This is an area that causes us grave concern, as most of our certified farmers supply markets that are already feeling pressure but could disappear altogether. Here are a few concrete steps you can take to support sustainable farms during this time:
- Need to stock up on food but concerned about going to the grocery store? You can buy certified meats, dairy, and other amazing products online and have them delivered right to your door. Visit our directory here to see online shopping options.
- If you prefer stocking up at a store, visit retailers near you that sell products from our certified farms to know that your dollar is making a difference in keeping sustainable farms in business.
- Encourage friends and family to buy from AGW-certified farms.
- Follow your local AGW-certified farm on social media so you can know what their specific needs are.
This is a difficult situation we find ourselves in when individual actions can impact us so deeply—and also a reminder of our interdependence. May we all take actions with this interdependence in mind.
Towards a greener world,