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IF YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, LOOK WHERE FOOD COMES FROM

Small print shows where food comes from. Smaller print explains what food factories add to improve shelf life. You need good shelf life when you ship long distance. A three year expiration date on food might be something to skip for dinner. If you know people who identify as ‘foodies’ you’ve heard about the fresh […]

CAN HUGE LAND OWNERS LEARN POLYFACE FARM?

If acquisition saves land, why not Polyface Farm it for improvement? These are the biggest land owners in America. Millions of acres for billionaires getting into land conservation, ranching, and farming. The farming part and ranching part remind me of Polyface Farms. Could land owners partner with Joel Salatin to turn farming and ranching into […]

SUSTAINABLE FARMING TALKS TO SUSTAINABLE ADDICTION

Sustainable Addiction doesn’t listen to anyone but their Jones. You know you’ve got a hard charging audience like Joel Salatin and Polyface Farms when you write a post about them, send them the link, post it on Facebook with tags, and you end up with the biggest hitting post of the year. And it’s only […]

FARMERS FISHERS BAKERS, MARY SCHMITT

BoomerPDX spotlight: Georgetown’s Farmers Fishers Bakers. What happens when you’re late for breakfast and the place you want is shifting to lunch? When the place is Georgetown’s Farmers Fishers Bakers, and Pastry Chef Mary Schmitt asks you to come back in an hour, you come back in an hour. Most of the time you find […]

What Early Boomers Passed Down: The Land Dream

They watched their dads put on a gray flannel suit in the 50’s, fire up the Ford, and start the morning commute. He drove to the city, or to the park and ride for the train. Maybe mom dropped him off with young boomer in back. Fast forward out of the suburbs and early boomer […]

Farmer In The Boomer Dell

You’ve noticed the explosion of local produce and perishables in parking lots near you? It’s an invasion of farmers markets and Portland has a great one. Other cities do to, but after the PSU campus/Portland Farmers Market, what else is there? You find guys dragging wet sleeping bags and asking for coffee money.  All PSU alums know the drill. […]