Farmer Reads Series: Plant To Profit 

Written by Nicole Oveisi, Fair Farms Intern  Fair Farms recently chatted with Ellen Polishuk , a member of our Farmer Advisory Council, to discuss her new book, Start Your Farm: The Authoritative Guide to Becoming a Sustainable 21st Century Farmer, as well as what food and farming books have inspired her.  Start Your Farm was …

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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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Video Release: “The Future of Food”

Fair Farms just released our newest video—The Future of Food—in partnership with the Click & Pledge Foundation’s “The Next Generation” project. Campaign Manager Shelby Kalm brings to the screen untold stories of Fair Farms partners who are creating a food system that nourishes the environment and sustainably feeds their communities. The farmers that we spoke …

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Consumer Insights from Annual Small Farm Conference

By Victoria Parsons, ViP Consultancy, Co-Founder & Public Affairs Strategist The 16th Annual Small Farm Conference occurred November 1-2 on the beautiful campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). The conference convened local farmers, state and federal governmental stakeholders, representatives from academia, and students for informational sessions on a myriad of topics such …

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The Role Community Businesses Can Play In Supporting Our Farms

By Jane Bloodworth Rowe An excellent way to create a sustainable community with a locally-based food market is through partnerships between area growers and retailers who can help sell their products. Here in Maryland, one such partnership has developed between the Rooster + Hen Store, an organic general store with locations in Catonsville and Ellicott …

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