Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Fall Shares Still Available

Once again Mother Nature is making it easy to work outside on the farm.  Andy enjoys these cooler days and I can only imagine that he might get a little more work accomplished.  Right now they are trying to get the fall crops planted.  That would be turnips, radishes, spicy greens, spinach, and lettuce.  Also coming this fall in our boxes will be cabbages, broccoli, kale, chard, red beets and carrots.  Along with potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, garlic, and winter squashes.

Fall shares are still available.  The Fall Share runs from the first week of October to the first week in December.  $170.00 for 10 weeks
Email the farm at and Rue will let Andy know.
More On The Growing Methods
Today's modern agricultural world is focused on only three nutrients:  nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.  Although these three are indeed very important, we do not want to overlook the many trace minerals and other nutrients that are often ignored by most farmers in the U.S. today.  I really do not think that the farmers are so much at fault.  It's more huge industries that want to sell their 'junk' (as I am inclined to call it) to the farmers.  They are actually able to grow large quantities this way, but the fact remains that most of the food in the supermarkets are now devoid of these trace minerals.  How this is effecting the health of all those people who are eating this food everyday?
Although they are producing a lot of quantity, most of their plants do not have as good a defense system and are therefore more prone to insects and disease.  But they do have a cure for this, just dump more chemicals on these crops and get rid of all the pests.  If the insects and disease becomes resistant, just use stronger chemicals. And as for weeds, that's easy too, just plants their seeds that have been genetically altered so they are not affected by round-Up and the keep spraying Round-Up to kill off those weeds.  The crop will remain unharmed.  One of the problems that this creates is from an ingredient in the Round-Up., called glyphosates, tying up an important mineral called manganese in the soil. The manganese is then not available to the plants, creating still more problems.  As you can see it is a never ending cycle and each problem just creates more problems.  The end result is we have a lot of people that are eating food that is devoid of many minerals and has been soaked with chemicals.  But it really doesn't end here, what about the health affects it will have on the people?
Next week Andy will tell us about their approach and how they go about growing nutrient-dense food.

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