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Uniting local farmers & local food markets across the nation is the best way to stay ahead of the government's control over the food chain - read this and learn how to participate...

 

 

The Opportunity to Unite “Local Food”!
  By Max Kane

PrintFarmMatch.com has become the world’s fastest growing local foods search engine.

Raw milk activist, Max Kane, and software firm owner David King, launched the website in the fall of 2012 to strengthen the local food movement and build community. In this article, Kane writes about the benefits FarmMatch has to offer farmers and consumers and the potential to help growing and protecting local food systems.

Can you imagine going to your legislators’ offices and speaking to them about why you want local GMO-free farm food or raw milk, and then right in the middle of your talk you deploy the power of a visual aid by pulling up a map of their voting district on a laptop computer, showing them tens of thousands of their voting constituents who want GMO-free farm food, or raw milk, etc…?

Over the past ten years of traveling and speaking at local food conferences, workshops, potlucks, and courthouse rallies (sometimes my own), I always hear the same question from everyone. It’s the question that each and every one of us who cares about getting non-GMO food from a small-scale local farmer has burning in our longing soul.
                                          
       
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Organic farms in Wisconsin - such as St. Brigid's Meadows Farm in Coon Valley Wisconsin - is benefitting from being listed with Farm Match. 
                                          

How are we going to unite?

Well the opportunity is now in your hands. FarmMatch.com made its debut online September 11, 2012 and has already earned the trust of 7,000+ users on six different continents. This map-based local food search engine was created by David King’s Chicago-based software firm Amagisoft and myself (Max Kane). Rob Eddy (one of the founders and lead programmer) and I have been working closely virtually every day for what feels like a week, but in reality is more than a year. Things go fast when building anything, and everyday counts. You can blink and a week will blow right past you.

The Amagisoft team is not only hard-working and extremely talented, but they’re literally passionate about the project. These guys really care and built our movement, a platform that will push local food mainstream! As far as I’m concerned, small farmers need that “mainstream” cash flow.

We live in a world where the doctors are rich and the farmers are poor. That’s going to change sooner than you think. Right now we are in the middle of a major food shift and it’s up to us to keep it moving.


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