Welcome to Rancho Regenesis
Rancho Regenesis has evolved since 2009 with the help of local farmers, permaculture and organic experts, self-study and trial and error. The goal is to combine what is known about ancient Maya agriculture with that of indigenous farmers from similar bioregions in the world and to help create an updated model for sustainable subsistence agriculture that helps to preserve food culture, genetic diversity and food security for the future. Our focus is on ancestral foods that sustained the Maya, but we do grow superfoods like moringa as well. If you believe this is important, consider buying some of the fruits of our labor.
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.