Monthly Archives: July 2014

Farm & Food Leadership Conference: Don’t miss early registration, program lineup

FARFA_wilderness_logoAnnouncement from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:

We hope you will join us for this year’s Farm & Food Leadership Conference on September 15-16 in Bastrop, Texas. Hear the latest news on the laws and regulations that govern our food supply, connect with others who are passionate about our food system, and get the tools you need to make a difference in the coming year!

CLICK HERE FOR EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

Registration fees will go up on August 1, so register today to save money!

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Last Organic Outpost Event – Get Fermented!

The Last OrganCAM00504ic Outpost is a hidden gem in the 5th ward of North Houston.  As you drive into the small neighborhood there is nothing to prepare you as you turn into this 2 acre lot full of warm, healthy soil, budding plants, thriving bees and caring hands. Walking into this place is like walking into a different world leaving the hustle and bustle of the city on your heals, awaiting your return. But for at least a little while, you are a farmer. Caring for your crops, clearing weeds, tending to the bees, cleaning and organizing the property, and preparing for another harvest.  You’re greeted with smiles and handshakes from Joe, the head farmer, and appreciation from all the other volunteers that keep this amazing place going.

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Making butter at home

Demystifying butter! How to make butter (and whip cream) with a mason jar.

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Ever since my girlfriend told me I could make whip cream really easily with my KitchenAid (and simultaneously my husband got an espresso machine!) I’ve been popping out batches to go with fruit and cappuccinos all week. Then she said, well, you know if you whip a little longer, it becomes butter…

Hmmm… worth a shot!

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Save Our Farmers: Tell Congress to Oppose New Use of Toxic Herbicide

Action Alert from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:

Crop DustingWhat happens when the government approves new herbicide-resistant GMO crops?

The use of that herbicide skyrockets.

We’ve seen it happen with Roundup-resistant crops, and now we face a tidal wave of 2,4-D spraying. The impact would be inescapable. This toxic herbicide can volatilize and travel for miles, killing and stunting non-GMO crops with no way for the farmers to protect themselves.

In addition to destroying non-GMO crops, 2,4-D has also been linked to cancer, Parkinson’s disease, endocrine disruption, and reproductive problems.

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