When we imagine where our food comes from, we tend to picture lush and colorful produce farms, ripe with fields of tomatoes and cucumbers. We envision cows in fields and chickens exploring fenced pastures. To varying degrees, the farms featured in the following pages meet that criteria – but they’re also growing biodiversity, technology, access to fresh and healthy food and opportunity in their communities in exciting and inspiring ways. Divided into five categories, each story focuses on a different flourishing aspect of our local agriculture industry.