Monday, February 9, 2009

New Ideas & Culinary Inspiration!

See our links - Noteworthy - off to the right for some new ideas on ideas for diverse healthy ingredients in your diet. Click on these links to view video or articles with new ways to cook mostly fruits & vegetables. Click on blog titles and link to more videos!

Walk around our society and see many obese, morbidly obese, and tired people. Many of our food systems have corrupted our bodies. Sedentary lifestyles induce early onset muscle atrophy.

We suggest you maintain homeostasis by sprinting, focusing on dark leafy greens and local farm products in your diet and always - read the ingredients of all food before you purchase. No synthetic substances are digestable!

These videos on health tips include
2.eating close to mother nature
3.focus on the outcome you want

Heirloom Seeds

Ordering Seeds

Our crops are all heirloom, which are actually cheaper than the hybrid patented variety sold by most seed companies.

Seed Starting

We are lucky - several greenhouses start custom plants for us - seeds of our choice - that means heirloom plants! I think this is more economical and labor saving - we utilize the existing community resources without duplicating products and services.


We are "Natural Nutrient" driven - a balanced diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables!!! Our focus is heritage and heirloom, organic, local, & authentic - Sustainable Agriculture! Our harvest is a great bonanza of nutritious heirloom tomatoes, soybeans, aqua duce fava beans, chiogga beets, nero di toscano cabbage, purple of Sicily cauliflower, golden batham corn, lemon cucumbers, blue de solaise leeks, long island cheese and marina di chioggia pumpkin, zucchino rampicante, cocozella di napoli, navet des vertus mart turnips, and more...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Feeding Frenzy

What I knew about the feeding frenzy - than - began from a painting I saw, named "The Feeding Frenzy".

Today's feeding frenzy represents conglomerates - production of bad food - at the cost of obesity and diabetes - megabucks for overprocessed and artificially cheap commodities.

"People pay as much as 50 percent more for organic food. The modern organic movement in the United States was started by a handful of counterculture farmers looking to grow food using methods that they believed were better for the land and produced healthier food. It was a culture built on purity and trust that emphasized the relationship between the farmer and the customer...Organics has grown from an $11 billion business in the United States in 2001 to one that now generates more than $20 billion in sales, so the stakes for farmers, processors and certifiers can be high. But the agency overseeing the certifying process has long been considered underfunded and understaffed. Critics have called the system dysfunctional. A Maine blueberry farmer who does organic inspections, said agents have an incentive to approve companies that are paying them. Certifiers have a considerable financial interest in keeping their clients going." March 2009 NYTimes

”What can we do to limit the Feeding Frenzy? Be aware of what you eat by visiting the farms and processors that you buy from. Limit consumption of goods and services to real healthful and joyous products and services, like small farm products, spa and massage, artwork and travel. Encourage everyone to support - SMALL farms - by introducing them to a favorite product, and COLLECTIVELY we'll make better CHOICES! We'll grow nutritiously, care for animals humanely...and care enough for you and your family!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Working with Children to Become More Active

Surprisingly, as a farmer in an underserved rural area, I worked more with inner city children than rural youth. I was a youth softball coach for girls and we trained and practiced daily. One of the things that was effective- provide a different activity everyday - this promotes enthusiasm. Kids get bored doing the same thing everyday - who doesn't? Mentoring children is a great gift because it enlightens them to other lifestyles, professions, and opens new worlds to them! Noble pursuits such as healthcare, the arts and agriculture is often overlooked.

The program - Food Works linked here makes so much sense:

Critical is providing physical activity for kids, especially the NON Athletes, farm to school food programs using my Farmers Frozen Food product design, teaching communication, as well as ecology. Last summer, we introduced over 12 rural children to farming, including putting up hay, planting vegetables, mulching, tying up tomato plants, and caring for animals! We are especially proud when they come back the next summer to help...