The ASPCA Urges Consumers to “Shop With Your Heart”

The ASPCA is the nation’s first animal welfare organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to all animals, including animals raised for food on farms. The ASPCA’s farm animal welfare work aims to ensure that farm animals live a life free from cruelty and unfit living conditions, able to carry out their natural behaviors. Like Fair Farms, …

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Gift Ideas to Sweeten up this Valentine’s Day

Cover photo by Helen Norman Looking for a little something to share with your sweethearts this Valentine’s Day? We’ve pulled together a list of delicious and fun gifts that show love for visionary farmers and local businesses that will be sure to warm your loved ones’ hearts. It doesn’t get much sweeter than that, if you …

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Take Action: Fight Food Insecurity and Support Local Farmers in Maryland!

The Food Donation Pilot Program was originally established in 2017 thanks to the advocacy of Fair Farms consumers and farmers like you. This initial iteration of the program gave farmers in Southern Maryland and Montgomery County a tax credit, up to $5,000 per farm, for food that is donated to eligible food pantries. Due to …

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Fair Farms Eco-Conscious Resolutions

Written by Nicole Oveisi, Fair Farms Intern As we leave behind 2020 and embark on a new year, Fair Farms has put together some small sustainable, environmentally friendly New Year’s resolutions that can have monumental impacts.  Cook More Meals  Cooking food at home can reduce food waste and plastic waste, and it also gives you …

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A Short History of Black Cooperatives in the U.S.

Written by Nicole Oveisi, Fair Farms Intern Throughout American history, Black Americans have been denied access to the resources needed to prosper and have been denied equal protection under governing laws and regulations. As a response to a racist system and in an effort to survive, many Black communities used cooperative business models not only …

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