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April 17, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
You may have seen the New York Times article “Dumped Milk, Smashed Eggs, Plowed Vegetables: Food Waste of the Pandemic”. I mean, how sad and confusing is this? One the one hand, we have supermarkets with empty shelves and people struggling to find food. On the other hand, we have farmers who are destroying perfectly good food. What a mess. What a waste. The modern industrialized mega food industry is exposing its vulnerability to us. At the same time, small farmers are showing us their strength, resilience, and reliability. Small farm sales are increasing dramatically, and they are willfully rising to the challenge. I have had a few conversations with farmer Aaron about this. My main question is, why is it that small farmers are reliable in a crisis? He came up with a few big reasons.
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April 10, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
There are both positives and negatives in nearly any situation. In our current pandemic, there are obviously many terrible and tragic situations happening. But of course, there’s also positives. In honor of Earth Day next week, I want to speak about one big positive side effect of the pandemic - environmental impact.
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April 3, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
The girls who work on the farm and diligently pack your orders every week gave me a gift for Christmas - a calendar with pictures of lovely sunsets and quotes from the Bible. I was moving soon, so I didn’t look past the cover and stuck it in a box. A couple months later, I moved. And last week, my husband and I started unpacking decorations. And there it was. The calendar I had almost forgotten about! I opened the calendar and was taken aback by what I found inside. I started to cry.
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March 20, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
I hope you all are doing well during our current state of crisis. I know that many people on this list are being seriously affected by social isolation, and I wish you the best transition into and out of this temporary state of life. When faced with the global worry about disease, my worry transfers to worrying about my personal health and the health of my family. Is it the same for you?
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March 15, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
As you undoubtedly know, the coronavirus pandemic is affecting people everywhere. At this time more than ever, farmer Aaron’s job is really important. He’s a source of local, nutrient-dense food that can help boost your body’s natural strengths. Farmer Aaron is taking the current coronavirus seriously and is implementing additional safety policies on the farm.
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March 6, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
I’ll start by saying that the government can be very contradictory. Here are some examples.... Now on to raw dairy.
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February 28, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
I went to a seminar about childhood anxiety this week. The second half was presented by a wonderful osteopathic doctor who spoke about how your gut talks to your brain. It’s quite amazing. The foods we eat and how we treat our digestive system have a direct link to the health of our brain.
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February 21, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
Every year, farmer Aaron hosts a Meet the Farmer event. It’s a chance for you to try some yummy farm food, meet like minded farm customers, hear a talk by an expert, and get to know your farm a bit better. Meet the Farmer 2020 will be on Saturday, March 28 from 12-4pm in Boonton, NJ.
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February 14, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
A highlight of the conference was hearing Mark McAfee, founder of the Raw Milk Institute (RAWMI) and Organic Pastures in California, speak about the safety and quality of raw milk. It was a boost of confidence for Aaron, confirming that he’s holding his farm to the highest possible standards.
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February 7, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
We stand for transparency. Because of that, we wanted to give you a heads up and explain why and how the prices will be changing a bit.
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