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America’s Farmstand Launches Virtual Farmer’s Market

5/7/2013 3:02:00 PM

Tags: Family Farms

America's Farmstand

Organic, all-natural, pure farm-fresh artisanal foods are now available to be shipped directly from independently run family farms, without warehousing. America’s Farmstand, an online retailer dedicated to providing a direct link between family farms and consumers, now offers unprecedented access to produce, dairy, meats and other fresh foods and beverages.

Featured products include the award-winning Coach Farm goat cheese, Pearson Peach Farm fresh Georgia peaches, Balakian Farm Pink Oxheart organic blended heirloom tomatoes, Stonington Seafood Harvesters Bomster scallops, New England Provisions Maine lobsters, Engelbert Farms organic New York  strip steak, Noank Aquaculture Cooperative Mystic oysters, Divine Brine’s Devilish spicy dill pickles, Victoria’s Kitchen Almond Water, Pearson’s southern praline pecans, Arndt’s homemade fudge, The Grain Exchange homemade gluten-free blueberry muffin mix and Zoe’s Premium Canine Gourmet, among scores of other farm-fresh foods.

“I was raised in the country and had the pleasure of jogging past and interacting with farmstands every morning growing up. After moving to the big city, I was increasingly struck by how much was lost when food goes from a farm into the big, industrial food system,” notes Todd Greenfield, Founder and President of America’s Farmstand.

“I found myself asking farmers, ’What if?’ What if there were a way to get your vegetables, fruits, cheeses, organic meats and other fresh foods directly to the people who want them, rather than having them lose freshness traveling to — and sitting in — warehouses for days before being transported to supermarkets?”

America’s Farmstand is committed to creating a new and transparent system for locally grown food production, responsible farming and growing practices as well as, ultimately, promoting healthy, nutritious foods as the bedrock of a balanced diet. America’s Farmstand creates a one-to-one connection between consumers and its network of small, family-run farms vetted by 30 criterion including growing methods, sustainability practices, biodiversity, fair treatment of workers and absence of chemical inputs. The company partners only with farmers who are committed to preserving the integrity of their land, water and soil resources.

“We see a world in which consumers reconnect with a land that is free of toxins and environmental degradation. We hope to do our part in elevating the understanding of where food comes from and how it is grown,” Greenfield adds.

America’s Farmstand currently offers fresh, organic and fair-trade vegetables, fruits, cheeses, organic meats, seafood, nuts, honey, grapeseed oil, pickles, chocolate & candy, sauces & condiments, tea, baked goods and gluten-free options as well as sustainable greenery, beauty & bath products and ultra-premium dog food.

The company sources its fresh foods from independent farmers including Maple Lane Farms, Stonington Seafood Harvesters, Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm, Wood Homestead Maple Syrup, The Noank Aquaculture Cooperative, New England Provisions, Coach Farm, L&E Farms, J.R. Liggett’s, Pearson Farm, Big John Leyden’s Tree Farm, Engelbert Farms, Braga Organic Farms, Twin County, Mixon Fruit Farms and Balakian Farms. All of the family farms are committed to environmentally conscious, sustainable growing methods.

This press release is presented without editing for your information. MOTHER EARTH NEWS does not recommend, approve or endorse the products and/or services offered. You should use your own judgment and evaluate products and services carefully before deciding to purchase.



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Larbos76
5/8/2013 12:47:03 PM

I don't want to see the small farmer or producer get caught up in the corporate trap....

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