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black farmers to buy from

SUPPORT BLACK FARMERS INSTEAD OF WHOLE FOODS. FIND OUT WHY.

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The protests taking place in Baltimore are a part of an uprising for the Black Lives Matter Movement. Through protests, civil disobedience, and media, black people and allies are demanding we acknowledge and discuss the systematic racism in America that is portrayed specifically though police brutality based on race.

The actions taking place in Baltimore have proven to be extremely controversial.  Some, including large media, speak of the events though a lense of violence and fear-mongering, and dismiss the black experience. Others see the actions as a result of righteous rage and compare the protests to historically prominent moments in American history that have shaped civil rights as we know them today.

Everyone has their side. Whole Foods Market in East Baltimore publicly declared to support the National Guard during this time with sandwich donations.  Make a choice to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement through supporting black farmers.

(Post adopted from The Root Of It All Blog)

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  1. Five Seeds Farms
  2. The Flower Factory
  3. The Greener Garden

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it’s spring; pop in a mixtape!

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Our Etsy’s looking so springy. From stickers to posters to the 2015 New Farmer’s Almanac, we’ve got a lot to offer! Among other items, we are so excited to offer you our new Intergalactic Mixtape, featuring 18 tracks created by musicians, farmers, and folks living on the land, from Georgia to Belgium. These songs are meant to be shared, mixed, modified lyrically, and pollinated exuberantly!


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soul foods, not whole foods (staying abreast of the riots in Baltimore)

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Just because Spring is the busiest time of year for farmers doesn’t mean that we’re not taking the time to keep a close eye on the riots in Baltimore. We know that the entrenched system of labor exploitation and land abuse that makes it to be a small farmer in this country is exactly the same system of greed, racism, and oppression that devalues black bodies and black life.  We understand that the success of our (and, in fact, all progressive) movements are not separate but intrinsically linked.

Whole Foods came out last week in support of The National Guard Last week. No surprise here, but we’d like to suggest that, in response, you choose not to support them. Check out this handy (though not complete) list Black Farmers to Buy from Instead of Whole Foods.


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wolfe’s neck farm organic dairy incubator: apply today!

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Wolfe’s Neck Farm is now accepting applications for their newly launched an organic dairy farmer training program on our farm in Freeport, Maine. This is an intensive, experiential 18-month residential paid program that offers a high degree of support to help new organic dairy farmers start their own operation.

Ideal applicants will have dairy farm experience and are certain that they want to be a dairy farmer. The curriculum provides a solid background in the fundamentals needed to start and manage a dairy farm (business management, pasture and soil management, and animal health are the main areas we’ll focus on). Our team of experts provides specialized support through training, securing financing, locating land, and during the first few years of operation.

Learn more and Apply by visiting:  www.wolfesneckfarm.org/organic-dairy-farmer-research-training-program


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a great paper, for land reform geeks

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Land reform is about changing the legal, administrative and fiscal relationship between society and land in order to deliver public policy in areas such as housing, development, the environment, agriculture and forestry in a democracy. It is the system within which rights to land are defined, held and exercised. It is a system governed by law passed by Parliament on behalf of the people of Scotland. It is not about the current proprietors of land or their personal interests. It is about the system within which we all, whether owners of land or not, determine how land should held and used. The system is a public system and it is legitimate and proper for the public to seek to inquire, debate, reform and adapt it whenever it likes.

The Scottish government announced land reform proposals in 2014 to be undertaken in 2015. Read the full paper: The future of land reform in Scotland.


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new york, may 23rd: asparaganza and the finger lakes ciderhouse grand opening!

Mark your calendars! Saturday, May 23rd 3-8pm

Finger Lakes Cider House at Good Life Farm  is the hub of the exploding hard cider renaissance in Central New York. Our tasting room brings together the craft of five local producers, each dedicated to creating distinct, complex ciders from farm-based orchards. We feature our own Good Life Cider as well as ciders from our collaborators Black Diamond Cider, Eve’s Cidery, Redbyrd Orchard Cider and South Hill Cider.  Offering Tastings, Flights, Draft Pours and Bottle Sales! For more information, click HERE!

Come visit us at our Grand Opening Party!

Saturday May 23rd

When? 3-8 pm

Where? Good Life Farm and Finger Lakes Cider House, all at 4017 Hickok Rd., Interlaken 14847.  Here’s map…

Why? This annual event is a great time to have you all out to our farm.  This year, its extra special… the Grand Opening of our Finger Lakes Cider House Tasting Room!

What?  Free, Family Friendly Fun at our Farm and Cidery!

Cider, food, family fun— just in time for Summer!

 

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