1. We will not continue as we have with the program. Numbers have continued to decline and the model doesn't seem to fit the farmers or our farm as it once did.
2 We must change if the farm is to survive.
3. We know that the uncertainty and diminished reach of local farmers markets is not a solution either.
4. We still want to operate the farm in some fashion, continuing to use our certified organic, sustainable methods to grow quality food, ideally for local consumption.