The folks from Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply recently hosted a luncheon that featured Joel Salatin talking to farmers and local food activists. His talk covers a wide range of issues, and in typical Joel Salatin style, he weaves a beautiful tapestry of agrarian and food related topics.
This series discusses ways that small- and medium-size farms can enter the wholesale market with local produce. In Part 1, I introduced the Food Hub, which I now explain further.
In your choices, look beyond the immediate desire and the immediate need, and choose food which will truly integrate all that it can, and which will respect the heritage of other generations.
True Food is ethical, sustainable, real, and satisfying. It’s a powerful movement made up of many factors which all support each other and which has the potential to encompass the best aspects of recent food trends. Read more…
The family farm model persists even in the face of consolidation and a punishing regulatory environment. But is it really viable? In my mind, the most important part of farming is that it be financially sustainable. This means that it is able to continue operations without outside capital injection (ie, debt) and without government subsidies. […]