Farming - Subsistence/ Hobby/Organic

Acres - "The Voice of Eco-Agriculture"

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC) - "AFSIC specializes in identifying resources about sustainable food systems and practices in support of USDA's effort to ensure a sustainable future for agriculture and farmers worldwide."

The Bovine - "This blog is about rights issues around access to raw milk. Currently we’re following the ongoing saga of Michael Schmidt, Glencolton Farms and the community of cowshare members and cow lovers that has come together around this issue of raw milk access." But see Ontario dairy farmers urge appeal over raw milk. See also Karen Selick: Got milk justice? - The notion that the government can control what we eat is sheer autocratic insanity!

Chicken Feed: Small Farm News - "Sources of natural chicken feed, knowledge about traditional ways of raising chickens around the world and in old times, putting health before profit in raising and feeding chickens."

Colorado Local Sustainability - "Cultivating Local Sustainability" - CLS Tote Bags (@ CafePress)

Colorado Organic Producers Association

(The)CompletePatient.com - "A blog about the business of your health" - David E. Gumpert, blogmaster, a journalist and writer, among other things, writes exposes on government health-related tyranny. See the story of Sharon Palmer, being arrested, handcuffed, imprisoned for 9 months without a hearing, and otherwise persecuted by tyrant-minded Gestapo scum1 posing as "law enforcement" merely for selling good-health-promoting raw goat's milk to customers who want to buy it.

Eat Well Guide - "A free online directory of family farms, restaurants, markets and other outlets of fresh, locally-grown food throughout the United States and Canada."

EatWild.com - "The #1 Site for Grass-Fed Food & Facts"

FactoryFarms.org - "Our Goal: to eliminate factory farming in favor of a sustainable food production system which is healthful and humane, economically viable and environmentally sound."

Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance - "The Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA) is leading the fight to save family farms and individuals from expensive and unnecessary government regulation.  Help us protect our food supply and our liberties!" "The National Animal Identification System ("NAIS") poses a serious threat to all farmers, ranchers, livestock owners, and companion-animal owners, whether they are organic or conventional, small or large, involved with animals for business or for pleasure. If it is made mandatory, every person with even one horse, cow, chicken, pig, goat, sheep, or virtually any other livestock animal on their premises will be required to register their homes and property into a database and subject their property and animals to government surveillance."

Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund - "The FTCLDF provides affordable legal counsel to farmers and consumers in need, it will make the needs of the small farmer and the concerned consumer known to our government, and it will promote our shared vision: Sustainable farming and direct farm-to-consumer transactions. Will you help?"

Farm Wars - "Fighting to Save the Family Farm! "

Food Routes - "A national non-profit dedicated to reintroducing Americans to their food     the seeds it grows from, the farmers who produce it, and the routes that carry it from the fields to our tables."

GrassFarmer.com - "A comprehensive electronic information site on dairy grazing and grass-based farming systems . Visitors will be able to tour farming operations in the United States, Canada and New Zealand to see how grazers manage livestock on grass. This is also the web site of Cove Mt. Farm, a seasonal grass dairy operated by the American Farmland Trust to demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits of grassfarming."

Humane Farm Animal Care - "Since its inception in 2003, HFAC's mission has been to improve the welfare of farm animals by providing viable, credible, duly-monitored standards for humane food production and ensuring consumers that certified products meet these standards." Watch the HFAC's video HERE.

Journal of Whole Food and Nutrition - "The Journal of Whole Food and Nutrition is all about traditional food– old world cuisine like eggs and bacon, grass-fed beef with fat in, real bread and butter, garden fresh vegetables, soaked whole-grain cereal with cream and honey and, of course clean raw milk and pure lard– the foods that give us health and strength. Being talked out of enjoying this food by modern health, medical and food industries, has helped lead the US into malnutrition, diseases, disorders and obesity."

Kansas City Food Circle - "Connecting eaters with local growers . . .Developing a Local Sustainable Food System, Supporting Your Local Farmer, Providing Good Food."

LocalHarvest.org - "The best organic food is what's grown closest to you. Use our website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies. Want to support this great web site? Shop in our catalog for things you can't find locally!"

(The) Meatrix - "A wonderful, award-winning animated cartoon about the differences between pig farms and hog factories."

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - "The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is a national alliance of farm, rural development, and conservation groups that organized in 1988 to affect federal agriculture policy. NSAC member groups advance common positions to support small and mid-size family farms, protect natural resources, promote healthy rural communities, and provide nutritious and healthy food to consumers. By bringing grassroots perspectives to the table normally dominated by big business, NSAC levels the playing field and gives voice to sustainable and organic farmers."

OrganicAgInfo - "Current, accurate, scientifically-based or practically validated information about organic agriculture. The site contains information on production, economic data, research results, farmer anecdotes, certification information, transition strategies, as well as many other subjects related to organic agriculture."

Organic Consumers Association - OCA "Green People Directory"

Organic Farming Research Foundation - "Our purpose . . .To foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems"

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture - "Promoting Profitable Farms Which Produce Healthy Food For All People While Respecting The Natural Environment."

Pennsylvania Independent Consumers & Farmers Association - "We are a growing community of concerned Citizens (consumers and farmers) dedicated to freedom of food choice in Pennsylvania and everywhere else. We come together as farmers and consumers of food, unwavering in our commitment to keep the earth sustainable and to keep choice available to every person. To fulfill this,we must fully realize our God-given rights, freedoms, and liberties which are constitutionally secured, protected, and guaranteed to all American State and Federal Citizens." Jonas Stoltzfus is the President of PICFA.

Polyface, Inc. - "The farm of many faces." "Polyface, Inc. is a family owned, multi-generational, pasture-based, beyond organic, local-market farm and informational outreach in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley."

Polyface farm - YouTube video


Joel Salatin and the Winds of Change - Food Safety Legislation - YouTube video


Sissy Farmer (Joel Salatin on Forgiveness) - YouTube video


Bloomberg: Interview and discussion with Joe Salatin of Polyface Farm - YouTube video


Joel Salatin - Healing the Planet one plate at a time Part 1 - YouTube video


Joel Salatin - Healing the Planet one plate at a time Part 2 - YouTube video


Joel Salatin: "How to Eat Well AND Save Our Planet" (interview with CTV Regina)
- YouTube video


The Polyface Farm DVD Trailer - YouTube video


Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms Provides Pork for Chipotle - YouTube video


www.FreshTheMovie.com - Blip.tv video

Food Inc: Michael Pollan and Robert Kenner - YouTube video


Food, Inc. - Official Trailer [HD] - YouTube video - (Embedding disabled by request - This is a totally B.S. thing to do by people allegedly trying to spread the "healing food" gospel! Karma, fellow babies, Karma! - JRW)

The Truth About Food, Inc. - YouTube video - (Embedding disabled by request - This is a totally B.S. thing to do by people allegedly trying to spread the "healing food" gospel! Karma, fellow babies, Karma! - JRW)

'Food, Inc.' Challenges the Industry - YouTube video - (Embedding disabled by request - This is a totally B.S. thing to do by people allegedly trying to spread the "healing food" gospel! Karma, fellow babies, Karma! - JRW)

Michael Pollan: The omnivore's next dilemma - YouTube video


The stinkin' "gubmint" — actually merely the dominant members of the stupid-human pecking order — is persecuting individuals who have the audacity and naivete to believe that consumers have a constitutional right, and should be free, to buy products (such as raw milk) directly from farmers without State permission and regulation. Now that America has become a full-blown fascist police state, complete with unsustainable $65,000,000,000,000+ debt, we have FAR too many jackbooted  Nazi-Gestapo-mentality (see, e.g., MDA "Inspector Beth" Howell) control freaks without consciences posing as "law enforcement" officers. PICFA is a organization of freedom lovers who want to fight back against fascist neo-feudalistic government  oppression and intimidation. See Part 1 and Part 2 of an Alex Jones video titled "Jonas Stoltzfus on Alex Jones Tv: Hosted by Jason Bermas "Let's Legalize It!" This type of SOP tyranny is going on in too many localities for me to discover and list them all here! - JRW

RealMilk.com - "A Campaign for Real Milk, Pasture-Fed, Unprocessed, Full-Fat" - "Back in the 20s, Americans could buy fresh raw whole milk, real clabber and buttermilk, luscious naturally yellow butter, fresh farm cheeses and cream in various colors and thicknesses. Today's milk is accused of causing everything from allergies to heart disease to cancer, but when Americans could buy Real Milk, these diseases were rare. In fact, a supply of high quality dairy products was considered vital to American security and the economic well being of the nation. What's needed today is a return to humane, non-toxic, pasture-based dairying and small-scale traditional processing, in short A Campaign for Real Milk!" See also Karen Selick: Got milk justice?

Scientific Congress on Organic Agricultural Research (SCOAR) - "SCOAR is a collaboration of producers and scientists, whose mission is to plan and promote research and information exchange for understanding and improving organic agricultural systems."

Small Farm News -

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) - "Since 1988, the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has helped advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities through a nationwide research and education grants program."

SustainableTable.org - "Serving up healthy food choices"

Vertical Farm Project - "The concept of indoor farming is not new, since hothouse production of tomatoes, a wide variety of herbs, and other produce has been in vogue for some time. What is new is the urgent need to scale up this technology to accommodate another 3 billion people. An entirely new approach to indoor farming must be invented, employing cutting edge technologies. The Vertical Farm must be efficient (cheap to construct and safe to operate). Vertical farms, many stories high, will be situated in the heart of the world's urban centers. If successfully implemented, they offer the promise of urban renewal, sustainable production of a safe and varied food supply (year-round crop production), and the eventual repair of ecosystems that have been sacrificed for horizontal farming."

Under construction . . .

GLOBAL LIST OF LOCAL FOOD-SYSTEMS-RELATED ORGANIZATIONS ON WISEREARTH:

WESTERN COLORADO LOCAL FARMS:

Cameron Place CSA - Palisade, 3883 G 1/4 Road - The Grand Valley's only organic CSA farm - Melanie Ettenger, farm CSA membership coordinator & chief flower grower 970-985-5585.

Closer To Heaven Farm - Hotchkiss, 12130 Payne Siding Road

Desert Weyr - Paonia, 16870 Garvin Mesa Road

Ela Family Farms - Hotchkiss, 30753 L Road

Indian Ridge Farm & Bakery - Norwood, 1400 County Road 43ZN

(The) Living Farm - Paonia, 12506 Crawford Road - To reserve time for a tour ($6), call Lynn Gillespie at 970-270-3338 or 970-527-3305.

Locavore.com - A "locavore" is a person who believes in, or is involved with, the so-called "local food movement". This website is referred to by the Living Farm website.

Rancho Durazno - Palisade, 3940 G 2/10 Road

Ronniger Potato Farm - 12101 2135 Road, Austin, CO 81410

FOOTNOTES:

1. If the term "Gestapo scum" sounds too shrill and radical to the ignorant and those uninitiated to rampant systemic government overreaching and injustice, consider the political REALITY that the type of no-conscience tyrant mentality which manifests itself Gestapo scum behavior MUST be demonized and polarized if individual freedom is to win the ongoing culture war against collectivist neo-feudalistic fascism in America. There is NO other option but collectivist political and economic serfdom and slavery. Such political and philosophical speech is specifically protected by the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which, along with the 2nd Amendment, preserves the absolute right of "the people" to ignore the king's wannabe-clever policy of "political correctness" and assemble themselves and think, speak and publish, "the king is a murderous scumbag tyrant, and we need to kill him!" See, e.g., Brandenburg v. Ohio, 395 U.S. 444 (1969) (unanimous court), and Meyer v Grant, 486 US 414 (1988) (unanimous court).

Can you tell that the jailing of a mother of three merely for selling goat's milk to people who want to buy it is anathema and hateful to me? Hopefully, dear cybersurfer, you will join in the outrage! America's Founders engaged in a violent shooting revolution against smaller injustice than this, the least we can do is vote with our dollars and buy products from whom we please. The Internet makes it possible to communicate in real time. It would be a relatively simple proposition to develop email lists and arrange for randomly moving pickup points of contact between small sustainable farmers and their supportive customers. It would also be a simple proposition to effectively demonize any local government politicians and Gestapo in our local communities and churches — remember Tip O'Neal said "all politics are local" — who think this kind of anathematical Bill-of-Rights-violating scumbag tyranny is somehow acceptable "for the children" whom they are poisoning with their drugs and "licensed" price-gouging monopolies. It's long past time to start getting rhetorically nasty with wannabe-clever politicians who think they know how to win political confrontations and impose their little Nazi control-freak wills on free-born Americans.

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