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Hi Stone Barns Center -- Natalie from 4P Foods/ Scaling the Good Food Supply Chain via a Mid-Atlantic Food Port Vision here. We know our world has been turned upside down by COVID-19, and we've pivoted a lot of our attention to making sure that small farmers and food businesses can stay afloat through and beyond this crisis and people in need can access Good Food. We hope you are staying safe and holding up alright in this time.

We found your Vision of an ecological food culture for the Hudson Valley very inspiring, and we're wondering how it might overlap/interface with our Vision of a tech-enabled Good Food Net for the Mid-Atlantic. We'd love to connect, whether within the context of this Vision Prize or outside of it. If you're amenable, please respond via this platform, or shoot me an email at natalie@4pfoods.com. Thank you!

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Hi Christopher Newman -- Natalie from 4P Foods/Scaling the Good Food Supply Chain via a Mid-Atlantic Food Port Vision here. We know our world has been turned upside down by COVID-19, and we've pivoted a lot of our attention to making sure that small farmers and food businesses can stay afloat through and beyond this crisis and people in need can access Good Food. We hope you are staying safe and holding up alright.

We found your Vision of cooperative, regenerative land use and production very inspiring, and the views you expressed in your Medium article about farming and land use, farmers markets, and food hubs were challenging and insightful. We'd love to connect, whether within the context of this Vision Prize or outside of it. If you're amenable, please give our founder Tom McDougall a call (I believe he left you a rambling voicemail), respond via this platform, or shoot me an email at natalie@4pfoods.com. Thank you!

Thank you Karla Cook  Ethos Farm Project for reaching out with that great synthesis of the many amazing visions centering on the Mid-Atlantic! During these challenging times, we are heartened and inspired by the pre-crisis visions you and others submitted, and by all of the amazing work being done in the food and agriculture spaces now in the midst of the crisis. For us, the past ten weeks have been spent doubling down on the implementation of our vision of an unbreakable Good Food supply chain capable of feeding the entire region equitably and sustainably, as we have spent countless hours with our partners, food assistance providers, and other Good Food actors to be sure that farmers keep farming, food businesses stay afloat, and people stay employed and fed. Exploring how all of these Mid-Atlantic Visions could fit together would be an amazing opportunity for collaboration if we had a few months or at least a few non-crisis weeks to do so. But with time and bandwidth as it is, we wish you all the best with your Vision, both within the context of this prize and outside of it!