Tamworth SowFarmers, have
you noticed there isn't much out there about marketing products
directly from your farm? I see discussions about it sporadically in
various forums and blogs I subscribe to, but over-all you can't get much
I recently started a blog
centered around this topic. I will be posting regularly on the things I
have learned and implemented since we started marketing our pork,
chicken, eggs and beef direct in 2004.
I also started a Facebook page
that will feature even more two-way communication between small farmers
for the purpose of learning and growing their farm or produce business.
been helping small farmers succeed through teaching them what I know,
or bringing them on as co-operative producers to help us fill our
customer orders for several years now.
So if it makes sense to
you, and you operate a small, (non-industrial) livestock or vegetable
farm. Come over and join in. Together we can make local, sustainable
farming a force to be reckoned with!
Come over and join us!
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Posted by David
@ 11:49 AM EST
to the soil" was never a more attractive proposition and never so
worthy of being heeded as during these opening years of the 20 century.
It is true that social economists have often uttered this cry because
they believed, and rightly, that the overcrowded condition of cities
could be relieved, to the immense advantage of everybody concerned, if
the congested population found in sections of these human hives could be
induced to leave their crowded quarters and become tillers of the soil.The
advocates of the doctrine have had in mind a more decent and desirable
condition for the objects of their solitude- a place where they could
develop a physical, social and moral life superior to that which is
possible to them in their present places places of abode. The
cry with which this chapter opens, however, is not uttered especially
to a crowded urban population. It is uttered to all men-to the
inhabitants of every city, of whatever magnitude; to the dwellers in
villages and hamlets, and to those who are already on the land, that
they may be contented to remain there. It is uttered to the dissatisfied
of every condition of life, or to those who ought to be dissatisfied. It
is the cry, not of social economist only, not only of preachers,
teachers, and statesmen, as distinguished from politicians, but of
seers, of men who look into the future and see the good things that are
there and the better things that are coming. - The New Agriculture 1906
It's hard to believe this was written over one hundred years ago. Back to the soil is the call of 2011.
truly can develop a physical, social, and superior way of life in the
country and on a farm. For the last few decades people have been trying
to escape the countryside and head for the concrete.
But a new
trend is beginning to surface. A group of society that longs to feel the
soil in their hands, watch the animals graze, watch their children grow
up with an appreciation for the things of the country.
The older I get the more I realize how much living in the country all my childhood effected me positively.
So I cordially invite you, come out to the countryside and grow something.
- Grow your children
- Grow your marriage
- Grow a garden
- Grow a flower
- Grow a pig
- Grow a cow
does something for your soul to be connected with land, the community,
the farm. Even if you can only come to visit, leave the city for a day
and come see us farmers....you'll be glad you did.
Posted by David
@ 08:13 AM EST