The Impact blog


Farmer Profile // Vanguard Ranch

Renard and Chinette Turner of Vanguard Ranch Natural Gourmet in Louisa County, VA believe that "farming is an act of liberation." Seeking a more sustainable, self-sufficient lifestyle, they left D.C. and moved to the countryside to start their farm...

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Tallawah Farms

Tallawah is a family-operated farm that specializes in locally grown ethnic/specialty crops, providing migrants with freshly grown produce that they could only get from home. The farm is located on 1 1/2-acre property in the beautiful Eastern Shore...

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FARMER PROFILE // Locksley Farmstead Cheese Co.

In the Bull Run Mountains of western Loudoun County, VA, you'll find The Ag District - a 412-acre sustainable farm once known as the "Breadbasket of Virginia" for growing wheat. There, Locksley Farmstead Cheese Company raises a diverse herd of...

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Firsthand Foods

Firsthand Foods began as Durham, NC's first woman-owned mobile Sausage Wagon and has grown into a food hub serving their home state and surrounding area and meeting the region's growing demand for local, sustainable, and humanely raised...

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Farmer Profile // Piedmont Progessive Farmers Group

Piedmont Progressive Farmers Group (PPFG) is a nonprofit cooperative organization founded in 2016 and comprised of black farmers in the Caswell County area of NC. 4P Foods partner Goldman Farm, featured in the 2020 growing season, is a founding...

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Farmer Profile // Theresam Farm Group LLC

Theresam Farm Group LLC in Prince George's County, MD is a social enterprise founded by Ergibe Boyd, a retired U.S. diplomat who worked in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. She followed her lifelong dream to pursue agriculture after her...

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Autumn Olive Farms

In VA's Shenandoah Valley, you'll find Autumn Olive Farms, an artisan family farm founded in 2005 by Clay and Linda Trainum. Their goal was to make their family farm productive again by using goats and pigs to return the land to its natural state...

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True Farms

True Farms is a family-owned farm in Prince William County, VA. They grow tender-crisp, delicious hydroponic lettuces and greens enjoyed throughout northern VA, MD, and the DC area. Through their innovative growing practices, they are able to supply...

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