Marketing, sustainable agriculture and family farms meet at Milton's Local

James Faison, founder of Milton's Local, shares his company's story and business advice.

Jenna Blumenfeld, Freelancer

December 21, 2016

James Faison didn't set out to launch a CPG brand. The original plan for this Harvard-educated entrepreneur and lawyer was to tend the farm he inherited from his grandfather, Milton. But a lack of clean, traceable meat in the marketplace soon inspired Faison to launch a brand that lauded responsible meat producers near his small, rural hometown in Virginia. Here, Faison illuminates how he started Milton's Local, and his advice for other natural products entrepreneurs.

About the Author(s)

Jenna Blumenfeld


Jenna Blumenfeld lives in Boulder, Colorado, where she reports on the natural products industry, sustainable agriculture, and all things plant based. 

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