The North American Food Forum (NAFF) is a collaborative platform bringing together farmers, ranchers, conscientious consumers, and supporters to address key issues related to food, agriculture, and nutrition in North America.
The NAFF is working to promote holistic land management, sustainable agriculture, food forests and other beneficial practices while fighting climate change and desertification in North America. One way this is done is by encouraging farmers to go beyond carbon neutral, but go carbon negative. The NAFF also advocates the restoration of agricultural lands through practices that improve biodiversity, clean the water, and eliminates the use of petrochemical fertilizers and pesticides while maintaining adequate crop yields.
As part of their efforts, the NAFF aims to reduce carbon emissions and waste. This is best done by reducing packaging, and providing people with fresh, locally grown produce. Instead of shipping foods hundreds of miles to markets far away, it makes more sense to offer it first as locally as possible. Fresh, ripe foods need less packaging, less transport, and less handling. Conscientious Consumers appreciate the farm-to-table benefits of this produce such as its better flavor and nutritional value.
The outlet for this produce is the Fresh Harvest Market, which connects consumers with local producers who committed to sustainable agriculture. The Fresh Harvest Market is open to Conscientious Consumers like you who want to enjoy better foods with less packaging, more flavor, and are grown in a manner that improves the environment rather than depleting it.
Present industrial practices are based on Wall Street profits and as a result extract maximum profit in the shortest amount of time. Yet, this habit is unsustainable. In time, the land so intensely farmed will collapse, requiring more chemical inputs to be fertile. These synthetic chemicals can degrade the soil's natural capacity to produce food, and destroy biodiversity. Only by turning to sustainable practices can we preserve our farms and our future food supply.
Sustainable practices will still feed North America while providing jobs and restoring the environment. This is what the North American Food Forum is all about, and when you partner with us, whether as a farmer, rancher, Conscientious Consumer, or supporter, you are helping to drive this impact that will protect and transform our food supply for generations to come.