The farmers featured in this gallery are among many farmers in the Thousand Islands region of Ontario, Canada, who focus on changing the way our food is produced. These farmers work to create a local food system that is accessible to all—a food structure that is economically, socially, and ethically better. Farmers don’t measure their wealth in dollars. They want to support food justice and promote sustainability; it is just the right thing to do. They would say that when we unite community with good food, our souls become rich.
I hope this project inspires you to support local farmers as a way of repaying what they have given us: good, healthy food and a strong sense of community. I hope these images convey that there is hope of a better food supply, and that there are people out there committed to the wellbeing of this planet and its inhabitants.