Non-GMO Shopping Guide. What We Learned From A Year Without Food From A Grocery Store. By Rachel – dogislandfarm.com I can’t believe it’s been a year now since we started our year without groceries.
We learned a lot in that year. We are definitely healthier, but also we’re happier. Our relationship with each other is stronger as we’ve had to learn how to really work well together. When we first decided to do a year without buying food from the grocery store, convenience stores, box stores or restaurants we thought the challenge was going to be really difficult. But as time continued onward we started to get into the groove of things. We met a lot of great small family farmers and built relationships with them. About 6 months into our year we realized that it was pretty easy and that we wanted to have more of a challenge. We were so far behind on planting due to Mother Nature refusing to cooperate that I was worried we wouldn’t have anything to eat fresh. On the plus side though we learned first hand what we should have in storage in case of emergencies. Safe, healthy, sustainable food supply news and information. Farm-to-Fork Farm Dinner Fiasco. "He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.
" Farm-to-Fork Dinner Fiasco By Laura Bledsoe | October 24, 2011 When an over-zealous regulator shows up at a farm dinner demanding that food be destroyed as hungry guests await, who do you call? Here's Laura's account written as a letter to her guests who had come to Quail Hollow Farm expecting a meal of foods harvested from local small family farms. This incident shows the value of the 24/7 legal hotline for farmers like Laura who need help...even on a Friday night! A member benefit like the hotline is available thanks to the financial support of the many FTCLDF members and donors.
Dearest Guests, (You have all become dear to us!) What an evening we had this last Friday night! The evening was everything I had dreamed and hoped it would be. Our guests were excited to spend an evening together. And then, … Stunned, we immediately complied. 1. 2. 3. 4. The 6 Most Horrifying Lies the Food Industry Is Feeding You. By Pauli PoisuoCracked If there’s one thing in the world the food industry is dead set against, it’s allowing you to actually maintain some level of control over what you eat.
See, they have this whole warehouse full of whatever they bought last week when they were drunk that they need to get rid of — and they will do so by feeding it all to you. And it doesn’t matter how many pesky “lists of ingredients” and consumer protections stand between you and them. #6. The Secret Ingredient: Wood You know what’s awesome? “But Cracked,” you inquire, “what does this have to do with food ingredients?”
For the purposes of this article, you’re kind of an idiot. Oh, shit … The Horror: Eccentric town, Todmorden, growing ALL its own veg. By Vincent Graff Updated: 16:31 GMT, 10 December 2011 Admittedly, it sounds like the most foolhardy of criminal capers, and one of the cheekiest, too.
Outside the police station in the small Victorian mill town of Todmorden, West Yorkshire, there are three large raised flower beds. If you’d visited a few months ago, you’d have found them overflowing with curly kale, carrot plants, lettuces, spring onions — all manner of vegetables and salad leaves. Today the beds are bare. Why? Food for thought: Todmorden resident Estelle Brown, a former interior designer, with a basket of home-grown veg Well, that’s not quite correct. ‘I watch ’em on camera as they come up and pick them,’ says desk officer Janet Scott, with a huge grin.
For the vegetable-swipers are not thieves. The vegetable plots are the most visible sign of an amazing plan: to make Todmorden the first town in the country that is self-sufficient in food. ‘It’s a very ambitious aim. ‘Nothing,’ says Mary. ‘Nothing.’ All your raspberries?