We Are Fair Farms

A campaign for healthy food, land, and waterways

Who We Are

Fair Farms is building a movement of Marylanders of all stripes, working together for a new food system — one that is fair to farmers, invests in homegrown healthy foods, and restores our waterways instead of polluting them.

Visionary family farmers who are working with the deck stacked against them are at the heart of a sustainable food system. Growing food in balance with nature rather than struggling against it, they are farming against the grain and forging a new path to supplying Marylanders with an abundance of natural, earth-friendly food.

Car Ride at Shine and Rise FarmThese visionary farmers are the exception in our out-of-balance food system—a system that rewards the practices of large-scale, industrial farm operations who are producing cheap food with steep hidden costs. Even though many large-scale farmers have the best of intentions, there is no way around the fact that certain agricultural practices compromise public health, harm our waterways, and ignore the long-term health of the soil. Most of our food is produced by these farms. The system needs to change.

The Fair Farms Campaign brings together consumers, farmers, public health professionals, and conservationists to advocate for visionary farming practices and support farmers who farm against the grain while protecting our waterways and our lands.  Together, with our Farmer Advisory Council, our Steering Committee and other Partners, we will build a truly sustainable food system that is fair to all.

Contact: Info (at) FairFarmsNow.org.

Join us in taking charge of the future of our food and our ecosystem today…

Latest Posts

Sneak Peek: “The Future of Food”

Fair Farms is proud to partner with Click & Pledge Foundation’s “The Next Generation” project to highlight untold stories of efforts that set young people up for success in their communities. Check out a sneak peak of our film trailer highlighting Fair Farms and the ways in which our farmer partners such as Grand View…

Ten Lessons from the Fair Farms Initiative

By Betsy Nicholas, Executive Director of Waterkeepers Chesapeake (first printed as a Waterkeeper Alliance blog) As an environmental lawyer, I was trained to see regulators and courts as the sole path to improvement. But I’ve found that going in with guns blazing and lawyers filing doesn’t get you everything you need, especially when dealing with…

Steps You Can Take for a More Sustainable Maryland

From the beautiful rolling hills of Western Maryland to the Chesapeake Bay and the Coastal Bays of the Eastern Shore, here in the Old Line State we are lucky to have access to very diverse ecosystems. From our cities to farmlands to sandy beaches, we must all work together to preserve our great state and…

Five Questions with Farmer Peter Elmore of Star Bright Farm

Fair Farms has been lucky to work with Peter Elmore of Star Bright Farm. Peter is an active member of our Farmer Advisory Council, has hosted us for farm volunteer days,and even recently joined us in Annapolis to testify in support of the Maryland Farms & Families Fund. Fair Farms is also working with Peter…
Alicia LaPorte and Goat

Bittersweet News for Fair Farms

Dear friends, I’m writing to share the bittersweet news that I am stepping down as Fair Farms Campaign Manager. It has been so rewarding to see the Fair Farms movement grow into a powerful force for a new food future. Together, we have helped bring about exciting wins to build a more sustainable and equitable…
Sanderson Farms Antibiotics Victory

VICTORY: Poultry Giant Sanderson Farms Quits Antibiotics Habit

We did it! At long last, Sanderson Farms, the third largest poultry company in the country, has announced that they will end the preventative use of antibiotics on their farms. This is a big win in the fight against antibiotic resistant superbugs and we couldn’t have done it without folks like you speaking out! Almost…
Carole Morison with Hens

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

This is a guest post by Carole Morison who was featured in the documentary “Food, Inc.” and was a recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leaders Award. This piece was originally posted on Carole’s blog. It’s seems like we are hearing more and more about some type of recall on the food that we eat. Multi-state…

November 2018: Welcome New Fair Farms Partners

Fair Farms is proud to welcome these partners to our growing campaign! If you are interested in adding your voice, please contact us by email. You can check out our other wonderful partners here. Chocolates and Tomatoes Facebook | Instagram Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm strives to be sustainable, colorful, and delicious. The founder, farmer, and chocolatier, Mark Mills,…


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