GOOD FOOD IS
A HUMAN RIGHT
we could grow food for free for people systematically excluded from and left behind by the farm to table movement?
What if it was free because our national and international audience banded together to fund the production of that food at just the cost of growing and distributing it?
What if that low pricing was possible because free food bears almost no marketing cost, and there are dozens of organizations in our region already set up and funded to get the food that final mile to people's doorsteps?
What if all of the above, instead of just being a way for our farm to reduce waste and deal with surplus, was actually a driver of our business, allowing us to steward more land, grow more food, and feed more people?
What if... one day... this model grew enough to fundamentally de-commodify food for everyone?
SYLVANAQUA'S MUTUAL AID
HOW IT WORKS
When you contribute toward Mutual Aid, you're buying a part of our harvest that we will then deliver to food aid organizations in Washington, D.C., Richmond, Baltimore, Charlottesville, the cities of the Virginia Tidewater (Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton Roads, Suffolk, Portsmouth), and our home base of Westmoreland County, Virginia.
The food is delivered to food aid organizations, including the D.C. Fridge Collective, Dreaming Out Loud, Black Yield Institute, Native American Lifelines of Baltimore, RVA Community Fridges, the Choptico Band of Piscataway Indians, The Haven Shelter, the Northern Neck Food Bank, and a number of smaller food pantries run out of religious and social institutions throughout the Chesapeake region. If you have a food aid organization in our area that you'd like to receive food to distribute for free, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because we a.) don't have to market this food, and b.) don't have to deliver it the last mile, we're able to grow and distribute this food for well under wholesale price. By way of example:
$60 secures a case of 15 dozen pasture-raised eggs
$150 secures a 20-pound case of grass-fed ground beef
$200 secures a case of 15 whole pasture-raised chickens
$500 secures a forest-raised half pig