Advocating for America's Specialty Crop Family Farms
"Safe, abundant and sustainable produce today & tomorrow"
Specialty crop farms produce the healthy fruits and vegetables we all find in the produce section of our grocery store and local farm markets. Health experts around the globe agree - half a plate of fruits and vegetables is what it takes for better health.
Despite clear evidence of the benefits of healthy eating, including fruits and vegetables, the reality today is that America's specialty crop farms face unique public policy obstacles that much of large commodity crop agri-businesses simply do not.
U.S. public policy needs to evolve and acknowledge the importance and value of America's specialty crop farming.
Farmroot is a broad-based organization that includes experts in specialty crop farming, health, labor, economic and environmental science as well as sustainable farming and conservation advocates. Farmroot has recently filed (May 2013) under US IRS Code Income Tax Exemption for 501(c)5 non-profit organization status.
Our mission is to increase awareness about the value of America's specialty crop farming, dispel myths, and advocate for a strong economically, socially and environmentally sustainable food supply from the United States.
If you like to eat, come root for us!