Lucky Chick and our Farmer

Remember that chick we found on Easter morning? We went to visit the farm he's staying on.
I'm not sure which one he is.

This is where we buy our eggs, honey, and sometimes our leafy greens.
She recycles leaves into compost.
The Llama scares away raccoons.
This is the biggest turkey I've ever seen.
Here's Julie, our farmer.
Anyone is welcome to walk around the farm—just let her know you'd like to come. It's just 3 well-managed acres. I recommend you buy some eggs. She has chicken or duck eggs.
You have to eat three apples today to get the same nutrients that one apple would have given you 50 years ago. This is because agribusinesses have increased yield at the expense of nutrition. Chemical fertilizers make the plants grow, but they don't give them nutrition that healthy soil used to.

Eating is a political act.

5 comments:

David/Dad/Doc said...

I had a farmer tell me that there are 29 nutrients that plants absorb on a regular basis. When they chemically fertilize, they put back 3. So the composted material is better as fertilizer because it has more in it to give back.
I love having smart kids and in laws.

DAD

Danielle said...

Wish I were in Provo so I could check it out. Any good resources you know of to find places like that farm?

Christopher said...

Danielle,

try

http://www.localharvest.org/

or

http://www.pickyourown.org/UT.htm

It takes a bit of searching, but it's worth it.

We want to sign up with a CSA, Community Supported Agriculture, soon. You sign up for a weekly box of mixed vegetables. We haven't been able to find one that isn't sold out though.

Adrienne said...

So, it makes me sad that we don't live by each other because we could have fabulous talks about food and agriculture without any eye rolling. It makes me happy to realize that you two are part of the 8 million happy things that Amy brought when joined our family.

Danielle said...

Thanks Chris. I will definitely go check it out.