Food Sovereignty &
Let's refactor them.
Good food is a human right, period't.
We need to get it to everyone; not just the denizens of our wealthiest enclaves fortunate enough to "vote with their food dollars."
Everyone deserves good choices, and they should be available at the corner stores, our grocery stores, our restaurants, our schools, our hospitals, our institutions, and beyond.
To do this, we must deprecate the romanticized Jeffersonian yeomanry that's dominated food discourse for centuries, and create deeply collaborative, de-individualized, sophisticated, human-centered, circular food supply chains inspired by this landscape's first and best stewards.
Sylvanaqua Farms is one farm among several other business coordinating to make this happen in the Chesapeake Bay region.
WHAT WE GROW
Best in flavor.
Best in nutrition.
Best in environment.
Full-breasted Cornish broilers and fryers raised full-time on grass after the brooder stage (3 weeks). Butchered with a light scald and a narrow knife to retain texture and skirt fat, air-chilled for best skin quality
Brown eggs from our flock of Red Star hens, full-time on pasture from March - December, part-time on pasture during the winter as weather and soil conditions allow.
Angus cross beef from steers that spend their entire lives on pasture, fed a finishing ration of grain on grass for the final 90 days for prime-quality marbling, handling, and flavor.
Everyone deserves good food. So we're dedicating a third of our harvests to be given away for free to direct-aid organizations - mostly community fridges and mutual aid networks - while we work on more systemic and permanent solutions to making food accessible to all.
how it works :
1.) People from anywhere and everywhere contribute money to our mutual aid pool
2.) Every week we draw from the pool to distribute food from our farm and partner farms to aid organizations from Baltimore to Richmond
Mutual Aid by the Numbers
VALUE OF FOOD DISTRIBUTED
FOOD AID ORGS
GOAL / PROGRESS