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26Mar 20
CALL TO OPEN FOOD BUSINESSES–INDEPENDENT FARMS ARE READY TO SUPPLY

CALL TO OPEN FOOD BUSINESSES–INDEPENDENT FARMS ARE READY TO SUPPLY

With the sudden closure of restaurants, schools and institutions around the country, many cutting edge, high-welfare, sustainable farms are facing the loss of some of their most crucial customers. As COVID-19 spreads, business owners are rethinking their strategies and adjusting the way they work, and many of us that are social distancing at home want to do all that we can to support our local communities and businesses through this pandemic. One specific way that we can all help our…

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23Mar 20
Farming In The Shadow Of Coronavirus: Plan And Plan – And Then Plan Some More

Farming in the Shadow of Coronavirus: Plan and plan – and then plan some more

Following the global outbreak of COVID-19, we know that many farmers (particularly those who supply the hospitality sector) have lost the majority of their markets almost overnight. We also know some farmers with established home delivery services, online sales or farm shops have been inundated by desperate customers. At the same time, many of the services and supply chains that farmers rely on—think animal feed or veterinary services—are at risk of disruption. Regardless of business model, many farmers are now…

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20Mar 20
All Hands On Deck

All Hands On Deck

We know that everyone will be impacted by COVID-19. Many will lose their lives; many more will suffer personal and financial hardships. As this unfolds, it is impossible to predict the long-term impacts; only to do the best we can in the moment. At A Greener World our team quickly adjusted to meet present needs: working remotely, not collecting on invoices for farmers, and completely shifting focus to support those in our orbit struggling in this new environment. See full…

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18Mar 20
COVID-19 Collected Resources For Farmers

COVID-19 Collected Resources for Farmers

We are compiling a list of resources for farmers who are working through challenges brought about by COVID-19.  This list is constantly updated, so please check back frequently. Resources Local Farmers Markets Do Their Part to Flatten the Curve on Coronavirus, Debbie Roos, NC Cooperative Extension COVID-19 Resources For Food and Farms from NC State Extension COVID-19 Resources, NC State Extension North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Notice of essential food and agriculture employee form Meat for Everyone…

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18Mar 20
COVID-19 Has Farmers Hanging In The Balance: How Your Online Order Can Help

COVID-19 Has Farmers Hanging in the Balance: How Your Online Order Can Help

Need to stock up on food but avoiding the grocery store? Concerned about how our food supply will weather this crisis? We can help you with both. The spread of COVID-19 is having unprecedented effects on our lives and our economy. It has driven many shoppers to big box stores and large online retailers to stock up on food and supplies. This is impacting markets for independent, family-owned farms when they need our support most. With major cities, states and…

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