At Laura’s Lean Beef we built a company selling beef throughout the United States and Canada. This changed the food system on a large scale, as we were the first company to sell beef raised without antibiotics or growth hormones nationally.
I’m proud of the change we made, starting in 1985. Today, meats raised without antibiotics or growth hormones are available in grocery stores everywhere. But that time has passed. The new challenge is to adapt locally to the hard issues of climate change, rural poverty, social and environmental justice.
To this end, I’ve written our new mission statement, shared below. My blog posts to “our farm years” will be a report on how we are doing, and the newsletters will reflect this. Our Facebook and Instagram posts will be reflective of this mission, too.