If local farming and wholesome nutrition encompass the niche market, then fast food may accurately be tagged as the antagonist to the mission, being a product of industrialized production and indiscriminate consumption. Farmers and consumers have to objectively examine the differences between local food culture and fast food culture in an effort to shift the needle of consumer participation.Read More
A small business reflects ownership. No two businesses are the same, and a collection of local commerce centers creates a regional landscape that’s as inimitable as a gigantic fingerprint; it cannot be duplicated.Read More
Headlines mentioning what we all ‘need to know’ about various countries around the world clog up nearly every artery of agricultural media I encounter. The global publicity fits, I suppose, considering farmers today are told they need to be as proficient at world-wide economics as they are at fixing equipment with baler twine and a scrap of metal salvaged from the road ditch.Read More
Several people have asked me after reading my jottings if I feel threatened by fake foods. Today I’ll address the question.Read More
IT'S WEDNESDAY!! The unequivocal BEST day to live in Clarion, because Wednesdays are the day we re-stock the Beef Barn with all of your favorite cuts.
We're honored to have an influx of new followers who're interested in this bustling farm community we call home. If you're new, welcome! We think you'll love being a part of the family as much as we do.
Let's go over a few details to make sure old friends and new fans alike are on the same page (this is a little lengthy, but worth the read):Read More
During a tour of our farm in the late spring I greeted the crowd with the announcement that we would not be having fun during the event. My statement was met with surprised laughter, and when everyone regained their composure I offered an explanation for sounding like such a curmudgeon.Read More
The consumer climate we experience today is anticipation’s worst enemy.Read More
I am headed your direction this morning with full coolers! Find me on Penn Avenue between 22 and 23 Streets from 9-12 beside the extraordinary Bar Marco and joined by our friends Gruber Farms Pasture Raised Meats.Read More
I spend a relatively large portion of my limited computer time each day screaming at the screen: ‘That just doesn’t make sense!!’Read More
It was seven years ago this month: March 2012. ABC news set the beef world ablaze with reports of a widely used product sneaking its way into consumers’ hamburgers and hot dogs.Read More
Here it is - the schedule for our Winter Tour: Frozen on the Farm! coming up this Saturday, February 23:Read More
Find us from 9-12 beside the extraordinary Bar Marco on Penn Avenue between 22 and 23 Streets; we'll be the crazy people standing outside under a blue tent.Read More
A good method to stir up gatherings lacking edifying conversation is to casually drop the comment that eating beef is a good thing for our environment. Before you utter the words, though, make sure you’ve located the exit. The mob will attack.Read More
His analogy does a good job driving the point home: even if you haven’t ever set foot on a farm, and never intend to do so in the future, your food buying decisions so influence the growing methods that you’re like a partner in the production practice.Read More