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Will COVID-19 Change the Way the World Eats?

COVID-19 has touched our lives, society, and families in innumerable ways. We’ve all changed so much about our day-to-day in the past year and are wondering which changes will stay with us when we go back to “normal”.

What will the new normal look like? How can we all work together to build a strong, resilient food system where we can buy food from people we know and trust?

We decided to find out how you see the future of food for your family. In January, Harvie (the software our Local Food Subscription works with!) launched an online survey that had nearly 2,500 responses.

It’s clear that COVID-19 has shown us all the value of community, caring for our neighbor, and staying healthy. Here are some key results from the survey we wanted to share with you. For full survey results check out the infographic below.

76.3% of those who took the survey have an increased desire to support local farmers and suppliers into the future. We also noted an interest in supporting local restaurants through take-out and delivery. To us, these results show that food is a powerful tool for strengthening local economies and keeping our communities resilient.

Speaking of community, here at Robinette Farms we love a night in, gathered around a home-cooked meal. We were thrilled to see that nearly 80% of our survey respondents are cooking at home more since COVID-19 hit and 60% intend to continue doing so.

If the above sounds like you, then we’ve got you covered! We know it’s not always easy to find farm-to-table ingredients.

A Local Food Subscription through Robinette Farms makes it convenient and fun to fill your table with fresh, local food. You can even customize what’s in each box to always receive just what you want.

We would love to hear how your food purchasing and preparation has changed from the pandemic! Email me using our Contact Us page to start a conversation!

The only way we’ll change the way the world eats is together.


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