Narendra Varma, co-founder of Our Table Cooperative
Amanda Oborne, vice president of food & farms at Ecotrust
Jeff Harvey, president & CEO of Burgerville
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Here at Rendered, we're all about creativity, whether that means literally making something or solving a problem creatively. In this episode, we're focused on the latter. Getting back to the kind of robust, regional food system that used to be the norm in America definitely requires some creative thinking. Medium-sized farms are key to this effort, but many of them lack the infrastructure they need to expand and be sustainable. These are the farms that are too big to sell everything they grow directly to consumers through farmers' markets or CSAs, but too small to compete in the commodity markets. Our Table Cooperative in Sherwood, Oregon is one such farm. In this episode, you'll hear from Our Table co-founder Narendra Varma, as well as others who are working to support the kind of food system our grandparents took for granted.
If you want to learn more about the Ecotrust report mentioned on this show, you can find it here.
Check out the photos of Our Table Cooperative taken by Rendered intern Niko Kwiatkowski