Supporting Local Farms Supporting Local Farms

Supporting Local Farms

At Mama Earth, our primary goal from the start has been to support local, small farms with fair prices. We work with partners that focus on sustainable agriculture.

How We Define Sustainable Agriculture

Environmental

Environmental

Adheres to the tenets of organic models as well as preserving or enhancing biodiversity (both of the crops and the surrounding ecosystem).

Economical

Economical

Provides a stable, long-term business for the farmer. We encourage our farmers not only to have diversified crops, but also diversified market streams.

Social

Social

Enhances the connection both of consumers to their food, and the people who grow it; as well as the farmer to the consumer and their preferences and perspectives.

How Our Relationships Work

We Prioritize Local

We buy produce first and foremost from local organic farms; paying a fair price, not necessarily the marketor wholesale price but more in line with each farm's cost of production.

We Collaborate With Farms

Each winter we meet with farmers to discuss what crops they might grow, commit to purchasing a certain amount of these crops and guaranteeing a fair market or higher prices.

We Respect Our Farms

We try to balance what every farm is growing so they're not competing with each other through the season. Every farm has crops that grow really well for them, and others that don't do as well in their specific micro-climate.

We're Always Trying New Things

We strive to increase the diversity of what we can offer to our customer base by working with our farmers to try new crops (hey there, Dragon Tongue Beans and Cucamelons!).

Meet a few of our farms

Meet the rest

Circle Organics
Circle Organics
Forbes Wild Foods
Forbes Wild Foods
Great Lakes Greenhouse
Great Lakes Greenhouse
Harmony Organic
Harmony Organic
HOPE Produce
HOPE Produce
Kind Organics
Kind Organics
Living Earth Farm
Living Earth Farm
Lunar Rhythm Gardens
Lunar Rhythm Gardens
Zephyr's Organics
Zephyr's Organics
SabriPfenning'sna
Pfenning's
Slegers Greens
Slegers Greens
Sosnicki
Sosnicki