I’ve never really understood what people mean when they call some businesses independent, or why big box stores are the anti-christ, or why Made in the USA is a big deal. And why is a company like McDonalds so vilified as being a “chain” when many of the stores are franchises, likely owned and run by your next door neighbor. 

It seems the idea of a family farm should be added to this list of concepts that people don’t really understand but like to rail about in casual conversation and form the basis for so many misplaced activist rallies. 

-JD Cross