According to Maria Rodale in the Huffington Post Green Edition, “the ideal situation is to be able to find food that’s not only organic and local, but TRANSPARENT.”
Jesse, Gerry’s son will always encourage people to buy locally if possible but will also encourage you to discover the agricultural practices of any farm that you choose to support whether it be local or organic. We highly agree that transparency in agriculture is the key to the renewal of agriculture in this country.
We are proud of our family farm and work hard to tell you our story about how our farm got started and the evolution into what our farm has become today. We are choosing to work with other family farms so as to support agriculture in New England and to also limit the size of our own farm. We believe in organic because our eggs are produced without antibiotics, pesticides, or gmo’s. We want to do this for our own family and also to be able to provide people who do not have access to local farms with a healthier egg. We are working hard to lessen our carbon footprint with the addition of egg processing in Pennsylvania to limit the number of miles that our eggs must travel. We are also looking into renewable energy sources such as micro-hydro, solar and currently use The ‘Freeaire’ (http://freeaire.com/) refrigeration system in our cooler space.
Know who your eggs come from.