Martin has a few things to say about taking responsibility for our own food and why the government shouldn’t be involved.
Over the past two decades, we've had many people ask us if we're "certified organic." We've also had many tell us that we should get "certified." We've even had people look at us skeptically when we tell them our food isn't technically "certified organic" but our standards are much higher than is required to be certified.
A farm regulated to production of raw commodities is not a farm at all. It is a temporary blip until the land is used up, the water polluted, the neighbors nauseated, and the air unbreathable. The farmhouse, the concrete, the machinery, and outbuildings become relics of a bygone vibrancy when another family farm moves to the city financial centers for relief.
I’ve been reflecting on how much government involvement is too much. Here’s an excerpt from Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front by Joel Salatin.
I’m sure many of you have heard my strawberry speech before, so I’ll make this short...