Farm Spotlight: Lady Moon Farms
Lady Moon Farms is a 2,400-acre farm in Punta Gorda, FL growing items such as lettuce.
With a dream to live in the country, smell the fresh air and see the stars at night, Tom Beddard founded Lady Moon Farms in 1988 with his wife Christine on five acres in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.
A city kid born and raised in Pittsburgh, from an early age Tom enjoyed gardening in his parent’s backyard and went on to study horticulture at Delaware Valley College. It was during his time that he started to think differently about conventional agriculture practices. The question he struggled with was: “Why spray chemicals on the food you were going to eat and into the soil of the earth?
Lady Moon Farms is known for its ethically and socially just practices, providing year-round employment and fair wages. It was the first tomato grower to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in 2009 and is the first produce grower to support Whole Foods Market’s non-profit, Whole Kids Foundation, supporting schools to improve children’s nutrition and wellness.
We are proud to work with farms like Lady Moon Farms, supporting the local economy and providing our chefs with their delicious produce!
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