In addition, Vía Orgánica runs a biointensive, organic Eco-ranch, and farm school, located in the Jalpa Valley, 15 minutes outside of San Miguel. The farm school has provided workshops and education for thousands of farmers and students. Rancho Vía Orgánica also supplies produce, eggs, and meat for the store and café, and serves as a resource and meeting place for small farmers, students and consumers from across Mexico. Azucena Cabrera, Rancho Vía Orgánica’s lead educator and farmer, will be speaking this June at TEDx San Miguel on the “Power of the Small Farmer.”
In Mexico City, Vía Orgánica’s staff is helping lead the fight against Monsanto’s genetically engineered corn, as well as participating in other campaigns such as “Semillas de Vida” (Seeds of Life), and “Sin Maiz, No Hay Pais,” (Without Corn, there is No County). The Mexico City team, led by Mercedes Lopez, played a major role in the October 2013 ruling by a Federal Judge banning the planting of transgenic corn in the Mexico.
Vía Orgánica sincerely thanks our customers, farmers, employees and organizers for making this work possible. We invite you to be part of Vía Orgánica by visiting our store, restaurant and Eco-Ranch. The store and restaurant located at Margarito Ledesma #2, are open daily from 8 AM to 9 PM. We look forward to continuing to build the organic movement in Mexico in the years to come.
You can learn more about Vía Orgánica, and get the latest news on the state of organic agriculture and natural health in Mexico by visiting our Spanish language websites www.viaorganica.org and www.millonescontramonsanto.org, and Facebook page, Vía Orgánica.