Growing rice in the suburbs of Washington, DC? Why not? Started by two doctors who recognized the importance of healthy food to their patients’ health, Purple Mountain Organics grows rice, oats, wheat, and beans just outside the city, and sells the harvest at farmers markets and to local restaurants. They also sell high-quality tools sized for small farms – an important and often-overlooked sector of local food systems – and offer mentoring and support for new farmers. Learn more about their story in this article and on their website.
Category: Local Food, Farming & Fisheries