Buy Local. But Not To “Keep Money in Your Community.”

Chris Newman
5 min readJan 9

Let’s keep it simple: “Keeping money in your community” is one of the linchpins of the small-farmers marketing toolkit.

It’s also (arguably) bigger than all the lies and half-truths told by regenerative agriculture combined.

The notion of keeping food dollars local has two problems. One: it doesn’t actually work, and in many ways works against the…

Chris Newman

Building a new, accessible, open, and democratic food economy in the Chesapeake Bay region @ Sylvanaqua Farms