FARM is a UK based organisation that seeks to close the gap between good traditional and organic farms that produce ‘real food’ and those who wish to purchase this food in its optimum condition (see ‘links’). This means ‘locally’. FARM also works at the political level in pressing for recognition of mixed family farming traditions and the value they bring to rural communities. It is intent on unifying all those who feel unrepresented by the big UK ‘National Farmers Union’. Currently FARM is drawing up a plan entitled ‘Transition Farms’ to tie-in with the burgeoning ‘Transition Town’ movement. The author is a participant.