Farms that sell directly to consumers are thriving amid Coronavirus downturn

“We feel pretty lucky,” Chris Newman admits. Newman is the owner and operator of Sylvanaqua Farms, a small permaculture operation that sells and delivers directly to consumers. Meat may be running low in grocery stores as farmers across the country face dire decisions about their animals but, in the midst of the coronavirus downturn, farms like Sylvanaqua are managing to thrive.

Sylvanaqua delivers meat across a pretty wide area beyond the farm—surrounding areas in Virginia as well as north to Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. He and his team slaughter and process the meat right on the farm, which means they aren’t beholden to an outside processing plant.

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