Helping create a Sustainable Food System with Local Member’s Products.
As it will always be a goal to assist and provide vital information to farmers, the Cooperative is also working toward helping create a sustainable food system in the Piedmont Region and beyond. A sustainable food system that will provide healthy food, create sustainable environmental, economic and social systems that surround food and have a positive impact.
Being a part of the Piedmont Progressive Farmers Cooperative will not only have a positive impact on the food system, it will also have a positive impact on the under-resourced members that belong to the Cooperative by keeping them and the future of agriculture stable and sustainable.
“Equity is…just and fair inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential.” – from Piedmont Triad Regional Council pagePolicylink.org | PTRFC Adopted Equity Definition
Currently Farming or Interested in Farming?
Are you a small farmer and you want to scale up your operation, or just beginning? We can assist you in becoming more efficient in your farming operation and have guaranteed markets for your products.
We currently have extensive contracts for pasture-raised/free-range eggs and are seeking farmers for our layer hen program. With our members backgrounds in agriculture and the collected wisdom of over 100 years of hands-on farming, the cooperative members are here to help. In addition we have established partnerships with farm entities that offer on farm assistance and support.
By joining the Cooperative you can focus on farming while the Cooperative handles things needed to prepare your eggs for shipment; we even handle delivery. We have equipment for washing and candling your eggs. In addition, packaging needs, such as flats, cartons, boxes and labels are supplied. Cost cutting options for feed and the purchase of laying hens are available.
Our markets for vegetable and beef production are coming online and we invite you to contact us to discover a sound market for your products. We want to offer a variety to our distributors. As with your eggs there will be assistance in what you need to prepare your farm harvest for market.
By joining the Cooperative you can focus on farming! We provide our member farmers the following benefits:
- Markets and Marketing: PPFC has current markets for our eggs and will find new markets to help members provide a consistent and sustainable market for products.
- Equipment Availability: The Cooperative intends to place certain equipment and storage at individual members farmers through the region to improve the efficiency of its members preparing their product for sale. Members may use such equipment as a benefit of membership.
- Bulk Purchasing: The Cooperative will provide to its members is bulk purchasing of farm supply needs including feed, etc.