We still think nothing compares with our Community Supported Agriculture arrangement, but it certainly is interested to read about the efforts of other companies to “promote” “local” and “organic” foods.
What is CSA?
By entering into this relationship you are preserving working farmland, supporting sustainable agriculture, reducing trucking and packing costs and carbon output, and keeping farmers on the land. CSA works for you, local agriculture, and the environment!
What Wal-Mart is Doing?
The program, which Walmart calls Heritage Agriculture, will encourage farms within a day’s drive of one of its warehouses to grow crops that now take days to arrive in trucks from states like Florida and California. In many cases the crops once flourished in the places where Walmart is encouraging their revival, but vanished because of Big Agriculture competition.