Vital Systems, Inc. has closed its doors.
At this time, we need to put our hoes down and thank you for being a part of the growing community in which Vital Systems, Inc. has added our voice. You are the reason for such incredible momentum in the good food world. You stepped forward and identified yourselves as community members sustaining healthy food chains and local food economies, and we are deeply grateful to be in this conversation. †
Some highlights from our past few years: We advocated for local relationship-driven investors to invest their money in their communities and made the case that their investment dollars are fundamentally necessary to their communities. These dollars stay and circulate, endlessly supporting all manner of enterprises and food justice activities, achieving Community Benefit Return on Investment! Together we inquired into the broken food, farming, and financial systems and considered how we might work together. We supported you in clarifying your value propositions, stressed the importance of collaboration, and enabled knowledge sharing among each other. Together we grew opportunities for food and farming entrepreneurs to grow their own places within regional markets. We encouraged regional collaborations to secure infrastructure solutions that retain more money in communities to mainstay critical agrarian life styles and values. We advocated using agro-ecological farming principles, and developing community land trusts to ensure that the next generation of farmers are productively embedded in communities and continue to feed us all.
Donít stop! Carry forward this inquiry and advocacy, create and sustain these enterprises, investments, and activism to grow local health and resilient food systems! We have a long way to go, but our own health, the health of the land and planet are the outcomes we all seek. We wish each among us great success in our endeavors to support and celebrate living systems and love each other and our lives!
Vital Systems, Inc. and Good Food Web Associates