Triple Bottom Line
Peaceful River Farm is one of a growing number of businesses to measure success not simply in financial terms but also in social and environmental impact -- People, Plant, Profit. Farming is a notoriously low margin business where over 90% of America’s family farms rely on at least one family member to work off the farm. North Carolina has lost half of its family farms since the 1970’s. Yet, beyond the financial challenges are the rewarding social and environmental opportunities. These opportunities motivate second career farmers like us as well as a surprising number of young people wanting to farm or participate in farming...
-Larry and Lee Newlin