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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? With so many different labels, what are we really buying? You may have been following the recent USDA announcement that it intends to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule protecting animal welfare standards.  With the rise in popularity of organic food in general, big-agriculture has learned that organic is…
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Happy New Year – Thanks for a great 2017!

Happy New Year – Thanks for a great 2017! Hi everyone, Erica and I are so grateful that you’ve supported us during the year as we build our farm business.  We both want to thank you for your love and support to help us grow.  We are really excited to have you along with us as we…
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Happy Holidays! Looking forward to 2018

Happy Holidays! Looking forward to 2018 We have been reflecting back on the year as it comes to a close.  We had a successful Thanksgiving with our own turkeys, raised from day-old poults; grew our laying flock and have been producing quality eggs; and got our garden space built and grew our first crops despite…
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UFO’s and Chickens!

UFO’s and Chickens! With all of the recent news coverage about the Pentagon’s secret program studying UFOs, I found this article that is more in line with our focus – chickens! The article and video below provide instructions to build a UFO shaped coop. Our chickens may not have as fancy a home, but they do have…
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Cutting food waste and carbon emissions

Cutting food waste and carbon emissions Check out this article from The New York Times discussing how we could reduce carbon emissions by reducing food waste.  There are some astonishing facts about how much we waste compared to other countries and how little we value the true cost of food. in wealthy countries, especially in…
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Diet and Climate Change

How our diet and climate change are interconnected I came across this article in Vox that explores how our diet choices affect climate change.  While the article is focused on the impacts around industrial beef production and greenhouse gas emissions, there are important questions to consider beyond whether to eat beef or not. A lot of…
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‘Super Size Me’ to a Whole New Level

Super Size Me – Beef Cattle Are Growing Larger Than Ever The Washington Post had an article today with another example of how factory farming has gone awry.  Keep eating local! According to Department of Agriculture data, the weight of the average beef cow hovered around 1,000 pounds until the mid-’70s, when advances in genetics,…
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Biodiversity matters!

Biodiversity matters and it’s disappearing This article highlights how small-scale agriculture can help preserve biodiversity. Link to article here Agrobiodiversity Is Disappearing at a Time When We Need It Most

Slow vs Fast Food – an Easy Choice

Toward a Sustainable Food System I received an email from Slow Food USA today, asking to sign the Slow Food Pledge.  The pledge lays out the issue succinctly – climate change is real and we can make a difference by our food choices.  Our mission and vision align with Slow Food USA’s in preserving the…
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