Foodocracy is partnering with community organizations and small farms across the nation to make a huge impact on our food system through the Heirloom Bean and Grain Project. Our mission is to strengthen local food systems, promote bio-diversity, provide small, family owned farms with sustainable income and change the way we eat from plow to plate.
The cornerstone of the project is a monthly subscription club that not only supports small farms and regenerative agriculture, it also raises much needed funds for research, community outreach and grants to help women and minority farmers.
Heirloom beans and grains can make an enormous impact on our entire food system from soil health to personal health. Not only are they delicious, they are packed with plant based nutrition and they are an important player in regenerative farming.
Beans and grains were once diverse, nutrient dense crops that have sustained entire nations since ancient times. Sadly they have been swallowed up by the industrial food system and have become a cheap commodity crop that isn’t good for us or the planet. Factory farming is driving out small farms, reducing bi-diversity at an alarming rate and resulting in less healthy food and depleted soil health.
When Big Ag takes over the rural landscape it leaves local communities at risk of food instability during times of crisis. Recent studies have determined that a lack of beans and grains in most communities is the biggest risk for the the local food shed. By giving small farms a reliable source of income the Heirloom Bean and Grain Project can help family farms survive and encourage them to plant more delectable varieties of heirloom beans and ancient grains that can in turn become part of their local food shed