In 2015, Potomac Riverkeeper Network joined with Waterkeepers Chesapeake and several other groups to launch Fair Farms, a movement of Marylanders of all stripes, working together for a new food system — one that is fair to farmers, invests in homegrown healthy foods, and restores our waterways instead of polluting them.
The Fair Farms Campaign brings together consumers, green businesses, visionary farmers, environmental and public health organizations, and eaters all over the state of Maryland to advocate for visionary farming practices and to support farmers who farm against the grain while protecting our waterways and our lands — through the #FairFarms campaign!
On December 3rd, 2016, Upper Potomac Riverkeeper Brent Walls co-hosted a film screening at Fox Haven Organic Farm, a Fair Farms partner. They showed “Dirt! The Movie,” and talked about a proposed hog factory farm that threatens Big Cove Creek, a tributary of the Upper Potomac River.
Together, we are building toward a day when farm practices restore the soil and support the health of our waterways, making them once again swimmable, drinkable, and fishable — and when everyone can enjoy healthy, delicious, affordable local food, grown responsibly.
Together, we can build a powerful movement to heal both our food system and our ecosystem.
Check out Fair Farms cool, animated video “Are You Ready for a New Food Future?”