Who are the Elite?

We’re attacked. Not only us, but you, too. And other farmers and food consumers like you and I. Accused! Blamed to be elitists for producing and/or consuming real food. Due to adhering to—and acting upon— the belief that food is a you-get-what-you-pay-for object like many other consumables we purchase. Woe is us! What a better-than-thou principle we hold to! But… Read More

The Next Generation

This may be unusual for a man to admit, but I have a burden for sickly children who struggle with less-than-vibrant health. As a child and young adult, I was always the sickly kid. I am told that I needed oxygen at birth and had a poor sucking reflex. As a young child, I had allergies—at least that’s what it… Read More

Beyond Organic

What is “organic” and what does it mean? The Encarta dictionary on my computer defines it as; of living things; relating to, derived from, or characteristic of living things. Or as: developing naturally; occurring or developing gradually and naturally, without being forced or contrived. At the beginning of the organic food movement in the 1960’s—yes, it began as a fringe movement—these definitions were… Read More