HOW TO SAY IT……?

This blog post has been rolling around in my head for probably about a year now…and Ive been trying to figure out the best way to put my thoughts to ‘paper’. I probably won’t do a good job here, but at least its from…

Mr. Salatin Goes to Washington……

THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE FARM TO CONSUMER LEGAL DEFENSE FUND AND CAN BE FOUND ON THEIR SITE HERE   The nonprofit Food Tank recently posed 10 questions on food policy to the presidential candidates in the 2016 race. Joel Salatin throws his hat in the ring…

THAT’S THE MEAT OF IT…

Recently, I was part of a conversation on Facebook regarding the popular ‘meatless Monday’ idea. I use the term ‘conversation’ loosely, as we all know how conversations on Facebook can be. A popular movie, Food, Inc. had posted on their Facebook page about what…

Food Freedom and Noncompliance

What is “food freedom?” It’s actually quite simple, and one of the most basic freedoms that we have enjoyed for a long time- the freedom to grow and eat our own food. You may be surprised to find out that this freedom is in…

Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend

The Earth Day Food and Wine Weekend is around the corner, with the Farm-to-Fork dinner on April 11th, the main event April 12th, and the weekend wine down April 13th. You don’t want to miss out! I’m proud to say that this is my…

How and Why to Choose a CSA

Have you ever been to a farmers market? Besides the excitement of meeting people with similar passions and browsing through all the fresh produce, there is sense of community. Knowing that the produce you purchase at a farmers market is fresh and free of…

“Bee” Aware of Harmful Toxins

You may have heard all the hype about GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) but the latest buzz is about a new class of pesticides called neonicotinoids. What’s all the Buzz About? Bees, the most important pollinators, are needed in growing many foods, but with the…

Are Chickens Supposed to Be Vegetarians?

When you go to your local grocery store or farmer’s market for some eggs, you may ask yourself a few questions. If you take any pride in where your food comes from you will try to determine the following: Where did these eggs come…

Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in 4 Square Feet!

I came across this article about growing potatoes in small spaces. Even though I do have room to plant potatoes in the traditional rows, I’m going to use this method. Potatoes need to be hilled, so instead of digging trenches and then filling them…

California’s New Egg Bill: A Step in the Right Direction

In 2010 California enacted a law that requires all eggs grown in the state to be from hens raised according to a minimum standard. Prop 2 passed by a vote of 63.5 percent. Californians want “safe” eggs. I’m not sure if I agree that…