Not so long ago our great-grandparents and even grandparents approached food very different than we do today. In just the last 100 years, we’ve totally changed methods and circles of production, distribution and the way we eat. While globalization of the food cycle may afford us year-round selection of a wide variety of foods that grow in all kinds of climates, ready-made food convenience, and low retail costs, we believe there’s been a trade-off for these advantages. And we don’t believe it’s been worth the cost.
It’s been to our detriment in many ways. Commercially grown, industrially prepared food just doesn’t taste as good. It’s damaging to the land and cruel to the animals. And instead of nourishing us, it’s making us sick!
We believe that we, personally and collectively, are called to take our food production, distribution and eating back to a much smaller cycle.
We use self-sustaining methods that call to action the working relationships among the land, animals and plants without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and GMOs. It means that we select our animals and plants for their ability to produce food as well as reproduce and survive. It also means that we honor God’s creation, exercise benevolent dominion and heed the original call of man, which has not been revoked… “Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.” Genesis 2:15. And it is repeated several times!
We make the food available for our immediate community. LIGHT Farms works in tandem with its retail store, SC Real Foods to create TRUE Farm to Table eating. Additionally, you’ll find our food in the menus of local restaurants. We love our community and want to minister to its health by providing locally grown and locally prepared food that is nourishing and tastes great.
For eating, this means taking hold of the concept of Real Food. Heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes and obesity rates have spiked upward in just the last 100 years. Yet our grandparents and great-grandparents ate freely from all categories of food and were healthy. The way our food is grown and prepared makes all the difference. Let’s move away from processed foods and get back into the kitchen with raw ingredients. We want everyone to EAT well and BE well.
LIGHT Farms, along with SC Real Foods is committed to putting Real Food into the hands of the people in our community. We also want to be a resource of encouragement and education.