"Food sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally-appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems. It puts the aspirations and needs of those who produce, distribute and consume food at the heart of food systems and policies rather than the demands of markets and corporations."
Declaration of Nyéléni, the first global forum on food sovereignty, Mali, 2007
Milkweed Tussock Tubers believes in and actively promotes food sovereignty. Through our restoration work, educational programs, alternative payment methods and good ol' fashioned sharing, we strive to create the world we envision, one where the growing of food is ecologically, socially and culturally balanced and accessible for everyone. We stand in solidarity and camaraderie with those fighting tooth and nail for life, laughter and diversity through food.
Pay What You Can
What is good food worth to you? And what is the health of your community worth to you? How can we support your health and your neighbor's health? These are the questions MTT examines as we interact with customers. We offer a sliding scale payment system for all produce and seeds. Though there is a suggested range, the idea is that if you can only pay 25 cents per pound, that's what you pay. If you're able to pay $4.00, so be it. When we receive a little more from one person and a little less from another, it balances out. You have access to delicious, healthy food; we have enough money to pay our mortgage.
The People's Patch
To ensure fair access to healthy foods for all, a portion of our potatoes are grown strictly for donation. These spuds go to fundraisers, food pantries and the Bittersweet Farm Workshare Warriors CSA. They require the same care and expense as market plots, but bring in no monetary returns. If you'd like to support this community-oriented program, please contact us. Your contribution will assist with seed, mulch, irrigation and labor expenses.