Small Family Farms Aren't the Answer
The romance of neoliberal peasant farming blinds us to our collective power
Let’s get this out of the way, first:
- I am a small farmer, operating on 40-ish acres in Virginia’s Northern Neck.
- I am not paid by, in-hoc to, in league with, or particularly happy with ‘big agriculture.’ I’m just a guy who’s been in the small-sustainable farming business long enough to understand that the model is fatally flawed, and mature enough to say it out loud.
- To my friends that run and staff far