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“For those of us growing up in the 50’s and 60’s in small suburbs and rural areas, where our food came from was still a local affair.  I remember local farms where my mother would buy our produce and dairy products.  My grandfather worked on a small dairy farm where the cows were pastured all day long and then milked in the evenings.  I helped on the farm as a child, and certainly remember helping to feed the cows, and care for the calves.  I gathered eggs from a hen house, and picked veggies from a community garden.

In the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s the big box stores evolved, huge supermarket chains became the norm and the smaller family owned farms and businesses began to disappear.  Everything was canned, boxed, and packaged in plastic.  We had no idea where our food came from, and the personal relationship that communities once had with the local farms, fish markets, and vegetable growers, disappeared.

I am grateful for the awareness that seems to be sweeping communities here in the North East.  There seems to be a determination to again support local growers and local farms.  As consumers we have an obligation to be aware of the quality of our food and the impact on the environment.  And, I believe we all can choose to be good stewards of the land we harvest and the animals we raise for food by educating ourselves about the practices used.  On a humane level and health level, I choose to educate myself on where my food comes from and how it is raised.

I have a daughter who is vegan and she has prompted me to take a look at the variety of foods available to me that preclude meat. I find in this day and age of cultural variety and so much good, local produce that it is quite easy to have delicious and filling meals that do not require a meat dish. Although I still eat meat, I probably eat meat or fish 3 days a week and eat vegetarian the rest of the week.  Although buying local meats from small farms can be more expensive, my grocery bill is smaller, in large part because I eat fewer meat dishes.  But, more importantly, I want to be educated about what I ingest and I want my food to be free of antibiotics, to be locally grown or raised as much as possible, and as cruelty free as possible.”

-Joie, Massachusetts

“Kudos to you at GoEO.....I have been a resident of the state of Maine all of my life and as far back as I can remember a large hen laying egg operation in Turner, Maine was always in the news. The operation was owned and operated by a “farmer” who also had other similar operations throughout the country. His name was notorious in the agricultural business and it was a name associated with the inhumane treatment of chickens and of the deplorable living conditions provided to his migrant workers. Having been fined repeatedly by the Dept. of Agriculture for dozens of health, safety and animal treatment violations he continued to ignore the law by placing profits above the ethical treatment of animals and dignity of his workers. Working for minimum wage in a terrible work environment coupled with squalid housing seemed of no concern to him.        

Because of all this, I make sure I always buy eggs from local farms and when in the grocery store I buy brands that have received humane certification labels, just to be sure my dollars are not going in the pockets of the likes of the farmer described above.                                                                              

Good luck to you as you launch this new endeavor, the public should be encouraged to buy meat, fowl, fish, and dairy products from those who subscribe and adhere to your goals of humane, sustainable, and organic food production. Thank you also for the information you provide regularly through your website.”

-Len, Maine

“I began my journey towards ethical eating when I was a sophomore in high school when biology class dissections made me promptly decide to never eat meat again.  Despite taking what I thought was a strong stance early on, I swayed on meat eating for a brief period in high school, and a brief period in college. Neither of my dalliances back into meat eating last long.  Furthermore, as of right now, I can say with confidence I have been a solid vegetarian for at least 5 years.


While I would label myself a vegetarian, I try very hard to not eat any dairy or egg products unless I know that they were raised on non-factory farms committed to the most sustainable and humane farming practices.  I am also currently working on the goal of eating significantly less of both dairy and eggs.  

I consider myself an ethical vegetarian.“

-Gillian, NYC