Our hard work every day is embedded in a larger context:
That of working to liberate Main Street from Wall Street through local artisan cheeses!
This vision, both bold and humble,
is rooted in a conviction that food connects us with many vital parts of our lives,
from ecology, to justice, to the political economy, to one another, to other species,
and that by embedding ourselves in place in sustainable ways,
each of these dimensions can become more vital.
As we work to renew “Main Street,” we are cognizant of how “Wall Street” has failed us.
Vibrant and lively local economies with local agriculture at the center can help
to usher in a new generative economy and bid farewell to outdated economic systems.
For example, we think:
Food should be a human right, not a commodity.
Corporate agribusiness should not be allowed to influence agricultural policy.
Agriculture should not be part of the World Trade Organization,
nor should food policy
be determined by international trade policies,
but should be
within the purview of domestic governments.