This week's featured network is the Chattanooga Sustainable Farmers in southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia.
The key phrase here is:
product liability insurance
It may not sound all that exciting at first, but having it opens up new possibilities for small farms. It's the difference between being able to sell to larger buyers like grocery stores and hospitals, or missing out entirely. Chattanooga Sustainable Farmers figured out how to get its members covered.
And that's not all: CSF also organizes workshops (from crop planning to butchering to beekeeping) and bulk orders to boot. CSF has its sights set on bigger projects down the road, ranging from health insurance to developing local poultry processing capacity.
Read about Chattanooga Sustainable Farmers and our interview with Butch Tolley, the network's organizer.