We envision a network of thriving land-based communities
living in reciprocal relationship with the Earth and one another.
HEALING THE FOOD CHAIN
We source hyper-local food from local farmers who work with regenerative agriculture practices. The farms we partner with focus on soil health, rotational grazing, and permaculture principles.
We are building bridges between those are who financially resourced and communities seeking healing from the impacts of historical and structural systems of wealth accumulation.
We are a horizontally-managed worker-owned cooperative. We have no bosses; we are our own bosses, and make decisions collectively. This includes deciding how we pay ourselves based on our individual needs, desires, priorities, and effort put into the work. We practice complete financial transparency with each other as a collective and with all of our clients.
Our intention as a collective is to leave a positive trace on the Earth. One essential part of this practice is aiming to aim for "zero-waste" as a collective. This includes being plastic-free when sourcing ingredients, using reusable glass storage for our bulk ingredients, composting all food scraps at our partner farms, ensuring that leftovers from events are eaten or given away, and utilizing all parts of the vegetables or animals we procure through broth making and nose-to-tail cooking practices.
We recognize our story as a model for the next economy,
where we are supported in our work because we are explicitly and unapologetically focused on playing our part in supporting a peaceful and just transition from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining planet for all,
in the tradition of our teacher Joanna Macy.
We recognize that an economic path is opening up for us because we are leading with our values and our commitment to being in solidarity with the voices of the oppressed and the yearnings of the Earth to end extractive violence.
SUPPORTING BLACK FARMERS
We recognize that Black people’s labor, skills, knowledge, and resources formed the foundation for the development of agriculture in the so-called United States. Bringing seeds like wild rice from Africa and the wisdom to cultivate a diversity of crops in the hot southern wetlands, Black people were resilient through centuries of white supremacist, settler colonial regimes. Today, we prioritize partnering with black & indigenous farmers who bring their ancestral medicine, knowledge and labor to create and contribute to renowned culinary cuisines.