Real Food, Real Farms–Why It Matters

Real Food, Real Farms–Why It Matters

I’ve been to a couple of organic farming conferences over the past few weeks. I’ve spoken with countless farmers, chefs, artisans, community organizers and leaders in urban agriculture. I’ve listened to and talked to women pioneers who are emphasizing cultural...
Raw Milk Trial in Canada

Raw Milk Trial in Canada

Mothers, Farmers face possible arrest in Canada with raw milk trial; court proceedings set to begin March 16 Raw milk trial in Canada–Famous Canadian dairy farmer, Michael Schmidt, his wife, Elisa Vander Hout, and son, Markus Schmidt are each named in an...
Collusion

Collusion

Collusion (kə-lo͞oˈzhən) NOUN A secret agreement for a deceitful purpose. When industry controls the government the truth is hard to see. I believe it is important to consider how the “other” side works and to name names. If we don’t see how the machine works, how can...

It Is Not OK Right Now

I am saddened by what I witness in the world. Silent pictures tell stories of refugee children, some with shards of shrapnel in their delicate bodies, all of whom have lost everything they’ve ever known. I see my children in those faces tortured by anguish and I want...

Is it Thanksgiving? Thank a farmer :)

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”– Teddy Roosevelt I run a buying club for local, GMO-free foods produced on clean, sustainable farms. This work often brings me to the farm. I was...

Food Security in a Sea of Choices

Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” When governments use force against peaceful people to deny them food security, it is right to peacefully stand in resistance. Food scarcity is foreign to many Americans. We have...

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