Farm-to-Table for Home, Restaurant, & Hospitality
As we become more health conscious and spend-thrifty as a nation, the saying "you are what you eat" becomes ever more pertinent each day. Farmers Across America supports communities, individuals, families, residential facilities, restaurants, hospitality, schools in connecting with farms, farmers markets, and related producers with locally grown foods for more natural and cost-effective options. By shopping direct from family farms and localized distributors, you not only know where your food is coming from, but you also economically support local communities here at home.
Most Americans are not aware that many U.S. grown agricultural products like fruits and vegetables, meats, timber, and more are actually sent overseas (including to China) for processing, packaging, and are then sent back to the United States for sale on grocery chain shelves. This is a long way to travel, with high cost and taking freshness away from our natural resources that we need to nourish us! According to the USDA, Americans consume $139 Billion in Agricultural Imports every year.. Thats an amazing amount of business that we could be doing right here at home, in support of local farmers and small business!
Farmers Across America also supports family farms, farmers markets, trucking and logistics, and small business in connecting with each other to advance local agribusiness, including partnership development, community strategy, marketing and promotional support, finance, and government relations.
The Farm-to-Table movement is growing and making great progress in reaching more consumers through delivery, agricultural tourism, and bringing consumers closer to American farms and producers. Lets keep growing together!
The USDA reports that 97.9% of American farms are family-owned, including small (87.9% of farms), mid-size, and large. Farmers Across America prioritizes support for small and mid-sized family owned farms.
One of the largest hurdles for American farmers is processing and packaging, due in large part to costly and time-consuming USDA and FDA daily compliance protocols. The more AG partnerships, the lessen the burden on small farmers.
These days delivery drives everything. Less people are shopping in stores, and more are placing orders for convenience. Advancing logistics and expanding market reach for farm-to-table industry is a cornerstone of success.
Market reach and customer access is the foundation for any thriving business. Whether for personal grocery, restaurants, schools, hospitals, hotels, residential care, or other the more access to farm fresh products, the healthier communities can grow together.
The competitive agribusiness marketplace is rooted in enterprise strategy and global logistics chains. Farmers Across America supports advancement of local partnerships to help family farms and small business join together in reaching expanded consumer base.
Farms are steadily disappearing to corporate industrialists and big box warehouses. Its a quick sell, but depletes the local economy. Farmers Across America supports family farms in identifying public and private sector financing options to maintain and grow their agribusiness.
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