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Excerpt in GRIT: Polyface Farm Ethics-Based Anti-Wall Street Contrarian Business Practices

Polyface Farm: Ethics-Based Anti-Wall Street Contrarian Business Practices Excerpt from Reclaiming Our Food:   “No sales targets: A classic business might set a goal for selling a thousand widgets every month. And then it strives to create markets to achieve that target. Polyface Farm has decided never to set a sales target. A classic business model might suggest that Polyface should set a target to expand by 2015 to supply three Chipotle restaurants. Polyface takes a different attitude…. ”   Read Full Excerpt

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More Grassroots Leaders Reclaiming Our Food!

In a wonderful testimonial to the strength of America’s grassroots food movement, hundreds of nominees competed for the NRDC’s third annual Growing Green award.  Review by a panel of independent sustainable food experts led to the selection of four outstanding individuals. Jim Cochran, of Swanton Berry Farm in Santa Cruz, California, won the 2011 food producer category. Cochran launched the first commercial organic strawberry farm in California before organic was cool – and certainly well before anyone dreamed that organic might someday be profitable. As someone who, in a previous life, worked in international labor rights, I was amazed to … Read More

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