Growing up I really enjoyed horror flicks. As a young child I would watch Twilight Zone, Creature Feature, and Dark Shadows. As the genre progressed, so did my taste. I graduated to movies like the Shinning and Friday the 13th. As I have gotten older it has taken quite a lot more to scare me.
Until last night, that is. Browsing through Netflicks, I noticed a documentary that piqued my interested. The name of this horror flick was Farmageddon. It is a story of how the USDA is treating small farmers, like us. Many farmers are not allowed to sale their wares as they wish and the regulations are making it so expensive that many are simply giving up. The USDA is employing SWAT team tactics over the sale of raw milk and other foods. Searches, seizures and intimidation are their M.O.! Most of this at the tax payer and consumer’s expense. All of this is done to protect the industrial farmer and to limit, if not eliminate, the small farmer.
As with most similar issues, the power is in your purse or wallet. Find a local farmer that grows vegetables, or produces meat and shop there. As a community we can make a difference. We, here at Sinking Creek Farm, stand firm on our belief that local is better. Everyday we continue to heal the earth and make our produce the finest available.
So if your in the mood for a REALLY scary movie, do not rent Freddy Kruger’s latest, just check out Farmageddon. You’ll want to watch it with the lights on.
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As I did an inspection of all growing vegetables and flowers this morning, I couldn’t help but feel great. Not only do the plants look healthy and strong, but they are full of blooms and fruit. It really makes me excited to see all this production without the use of any chemicals.
Those of us in Tennessee and surrounding states just recently were inundated with news reports about contaminated produce. This time it was E.Coli bacteria on vegetables. We see these reports time and time again. If you really focus on the frequency of such contamination events, it will start to “freak you out” a bit. Having leafy vegetables etc exposed to E.Coli means only one thing. POOP! The vegetables have been sprayed or cross-contaminated with cow manure. Not well composted manure, but fresh green cow “poop”.
Here at Sinking Creek Farm, the only animal product we use is fish emulsion, which we often make ourselves. Coupled with our home-made compost tea and collected kitchen and yard waste, we are seeing amazing results.
There is just no way around the fact that Local, Organic produce is the best. Do you realize when you stroll through the produce section at your local supermarket, most vegetables have traveled an average of 1100 miles to get from Field to Fork? That’s disturbing to say the least. At Gigi’s, we harvest and deliver on the same day.
Those of you who are members know exactly what I am talking about. There is no comparison to the freshness and the quality of our organic produce. We are passionate about clean, quality food. Start experiencing the Gigi’s Difference today Let us bring your fruits of our labor to your door. Check us out at http://www.gigisorganic.com We are currently taking new members for Fall. Hurry spaces are limited.