The key to food security is not about processing more volume, faster. It is going to depend on smaller local farms, vertically integrated and diverse. Locally, we have the traditional skills and knowledge of Maya subsistence farmers to build on. Our goal is to learn how to compliment them with ecological and ethical principals of regenerative agriculture and connect them with local urban markets. The Rancho Regenesis, project is small and relatively new. We need your help as we learn and grow. Here are some of the uncertified organic products we have available throughout the year.
“We've made food abundant, cheap, and ‘safe': wastefully abundant, obscenely cheap, and boringly consistent. The unintended consequences of this is the imprisonment of our farm animals, the degradation of our soil and water and the impoverishment of rural America.”
Will Harris, White Oak Pastures, Georgia USA
The Cost of Cheap Food
Are we are forgetting what sun-ripened tomatoes taste like? Are there those among us who have never savored a real field-grown strawberry?. Do we know the delicious difference between genuine free range eggs and those of laying factories? What’s the fun in eating if the food is not genuinely tasty?
Cheap food has hidden costs, not only in lost taste but also in the diminishment of food’s restorative properties. We pay for it with our health, our values and the environment. Industrialized food production reduces life forms to commodities instead of precious resources we nurture to abundance and harvest with gratitude.