Yes. It is easy to group together terms like “organic,” “local,” “sustainable,” “small-scale” etc., when thinking about reforming our commodity-based, industrialized food system, but in fact each is very different. Thus, it is a common misconception that all organic farms are small-scale and distribute only to a local market. Certified organic is just a USDA label, and there are a number of large farms in California that produce to organic requirements, but distribute all over the country, employ a large workforce, and see a lot of money change hands.
If this is something that interests you, I’d highly recommend Agrarian Dreams, which addresses organic farming in California and takes a closer look at what it can mean for our food system.
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