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To All the Pig Lovers Out There: Interview with a Local Farmer

Hi everyone! Today I am so excited to introduce you to one of my favorite farmers, Ray Tyler. He and his wife, Ashley, have a small farm in Selmer, TN where they raise chickens, pigs, and sheep on pasture, and grow produce without any chemicals. 1,612 more words

Local Food...

Although I spent my formative years in a large city, I am a small town girl at heart.  I fell in love with rural America as a young girl fly fishing the trout streams in Wyoming with my family.  519 more words


Becoming Vegetarian: A Healthier Choice

Photo by: Jordan Rickert

Everybody knows a hot dog is unhealthy. It’s a given fact that, when trying to eat more healthy foods, a hot dog is not high on the list. 642 more words


My Heaven, Cow Heaven

I live at the foot of the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Snowmelt provides an amazing amount of water to the Gunnison River Basin, as is evident by the acres and acres of hay pastures and small herds of grazing cows. 427 more words


Preparing For the Fall Run...

The month of August can mostly be described as the calm before the storm at the feed yard. It is during this time that we finish up maintenance projects in preparation for… 463 more words


Pink Slime Returns: The Embodiment of Industrial Agriculture

Pink slime is a good litmus test to determine whether or not someone is comfortable with the current state of our conventional, industrial food system. 762 more words

Food Security

Health and wellness simplified: A beginners guide, step one.

 Step One: Stop eating conventional meat. Instead eat grass-fed, organic, and antibiotic free meat.

I went back and forth on step one. Step one had to be powerful, meaningful, and extremely important. 1,225 more words