We Are Fair Farms

A campaign for healthy food, land, and waterways

Who We Are

Fair Farms is building a movement of citizens 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 their community 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 and other Partners, we will build a truly sustainable food system that is fair to all.

Fair Farms is convened by Waterkeepers Chesapeake, a coalition of seventeen Waterkeeper programs working to make the local waters of the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays swimmable and fishable. Waterkeepers Chesapeake devotes staff and resources to help drive the campaign forward.

Contact: Info (at) FairFarmsNow.org.

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

Latest Posts

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Pawpaws are Back!

Written by Casey Willson, Fair Farms Intern  Pawpaw season is here! Known as the mango of the Midwest, pawpaws are ...
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Meet Our New Agriculture Policy Specialist, Devora Kimelman-Block

Meet Our New Agriculture Policy Specialist, Devora Kimelman-Block

Hello, my name is Devora Kimelman-Block and I’m thrilled to be the Agriculture Policy Specialist for Waterkeepers Chesapeake and its ...
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Thanksgiving Favorites from the Chesapeake Bay Waterkeepers

Thanksgiving Favorites from the Chesapeake Bay Waterkeepers

Written by Casey Willson, Fair Farms Intern This Thanksgiving season take some recipe inspiration from your Chesapeake Bay Waterkeepers! We’ve ...
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Welcome to our new Campaign Manager!

Welcome to our new Campaign Manager!

Hello, my name is Humon and I’m excited to join the Fair Farms campaign team this month as the newest ...
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Farmer Reads: Taffy Gwitira with Tele Farm

Farmer Reads: Taffy Gwitira with Tele Farm

Written by Casey Willson, Fair Farms Intern  This post is the third in a series of conversations with our Farmer ...
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