Great Flavor for Food Freedom!
|Buchi Sovereign: the flavor of freedom|
Here’s a chance to join the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund in protecting small farmers and artisan food producers, just by drinking kombucha!
Great news! Buchi Kombucha has partnered with us to bring you a new, fermented way to fight for food sovereignty and raise money to protect organic farmers and raw food producers!
Buchi was started by two Nourishing Traditions moms who met through their kids’ homeschool co-op and discovered they both home brewed an almost identical tasting kombucha. When they started five years ago, they were the first kombucha brewery in the southeast and only sold at the Asheville farmer’s market and co-op. Since then, they’ve grown to become the preeminent kombucha brewery on the East Coast, selling in over 500 retailers in 15 states. We can see why! Their kombucha is unlike any we’ve ever tasted.
We knew we liked Buchi when we connected with them at the International Wise Traditions Conference in Atlanta last fall, but then a month later, we got a call from them that totally blew us away. Buchi wanted to make a flavor which told the story of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund on the bottle and donate money from every bottle sold to help us protect our farmers. When they told us the name, we knew we were in love: Buchi Sovereign!
Now, after months in development, we are thrilled to announce that Buchi Sovereign has hit kombucha coolers in Whole Foods and independent retailers from New York down to Florida — even all the way out in Colorado! The flavor is their raw kombucha infused with fresh pressed ginger, Georgia peaches and North Carolina sorghum molasses — all seasonally sourced from the Katuah bioregion in the spirit of food sovereignty. Every time a bottle or draft cup sells, Buchi donates 5 cents to the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.
To celebrate, we’re giving away a 4-Pack of Buchi Sovereign to 2 lucky fans. Share our Facebook post by Monday, May 5 for your chance to win!
Whether you win the contest or not though, we strongly encourage you to check out Buchi Sovereign at drinkbuchi.com/sovereign, and visit drinkbuchi.com/find-buchi to find a retailer near you who selling this remarkable kombucha, made by a community of people who truly share our values and are using their platform to do some real good in the world. If Buchi isn’t in your local natural food store yet, ask for them by name and help them grow!
BUCHI: PARTNERED SOCIAL PROFITS
The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund is a 501(c)(4) protecting the rights of farmers and artisanal producers to make their products available — and the rights of consumers to access the foods of their choice from the source of their choice.
Why do we need a FTCLDF? Our food sovereignty is at risk! Regulations from federal, state and local government agencies often make it too expensive or even illegal to sell some locally produced or artisan foods.
Tragically, “food safety” laws meant to reign in large industrial food operations often unnecessarily hobble the small farmer, hindering them from feeding their neighbors, shuttering family farms by the thousands.
When small farmers, cheese-makers and others were raided, fined or regulated out of business, a vocal and vibrant national “food rights community” came together to provide essential legal resources so that they could navigate the regulations. They pooled their money to create the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.
As a result of this grassroots organizing, the FTCLDF now defends the rights of sustainable family farms and artisan food producers to make their products available to consumers in a manner that protects, preserves and enhances the environment and its natural resources, products that include but are not limited to meat and meat products, poultry, eggs, raw milk and raw milk products, fruits and vegetables, lacto-fermented foods and beverages, prepared foods, and bread and other baked goods directly to consumers without a license or permit.
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