Thursday, May 19, 2011


A few weeks ago, I found that one of my local farms is selling small portions of grassfed beef, woohoo!  Well, I was really saddened this weekend to learn that they have stopped.  Apparently, they were encountering too many roadblocks with the county government, and it got to be too much of a hassle.  I'm not surprised- I always hear about small family operations like that running into difficulties because of government wanting to control the wrong things; now I'm seeing it in my own backyard.  Maybe because of my German-ness, I've never seen much of an issue with a strong government, but this stuff really grinds my gears! 
A couple weekends back, I finally watched the documentary King Corn, and it was really excellent.  I'd been putting it off because, well, corn is kinda boring.  The film was really informative, and was actually quite entertaining.  I'm a big believer in voting with your dollars, now more than ever.  Not only do I want to eat the healthiest foods possible, I want to be a compassionate consumer.  I do this by trying to support businesses that treat their workers, lands and animals well, instead of supporting the industrial farming machine and government subsidies I don't believe in.  Let's be part of the solution!

Would you rather support this farm?

Or this one?


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