Don't you find it odd that people put more work into choosing a mechanic or contractor than into choosing the person who grows their food?
You, as a food buyer, have the distinct privilege of proactively participating in shaping the world your children will inherit.
A community that can feed itself is free. A community that cannot feed itself is not. It's that simple.
The world still stands up & salutes when someone with fire in the belly, who refuses to be a victim, begins doing something. Anything.
Honest nutritionists hold to the general rule that real food rots. If it won't rot, it's not real food.