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Our Response to Canada's Food Guide Regarding Beef

Posted on January 30, 2019



The average person is still under the aberrant delusion that food should be  somebody else's responsibility until I'm ready to eat it. ― Joel Salatin, Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World


Martin's Ruminations

Martin has a few things to say about taking responsibility for our own food and why the government shouldn’t be involved, which you’ll see in the following news clip.

The new Canada’s Food Guide has stirred some controversy, especially among ranchers, because it’s recommending a more plant-based diet. The Bridge City News called us for comment asking how the changes to the Guide would affect us.

Martin answered confidently, “Doesn’t affect me at all! Our customers are wise enough to know about the food they eat, how, and how much.”

After a brief discussion on the phone with the journalist, the journalist concluded the call with, “We were looking for a rancher that was upset with the new Food Guide’ changes. You don’t really fit what we were looking for.”

Reflecting on the call, Martin had more to say.

Calling the journalist back, Martin said, “I have something to say to you. You shouldn’t be calling me looking for a canned answer. You're just looking for somebody to recite your whiny rancher script. Ranchers have been complaining about every market shift that affects their salebarn prices for over a hundred years. That’s just boring. Boring! If you’re a journalist, you’ll look for the real story, instead.”

The journalist waited for Martin to finish and then told him that his supervisor had heard about the first phone call and had already instructed him to call Martin back and try to arrange the interview. The supervisor had told him, "That's the story you want!"

Here’s Martin’s interview on the Bridge City News.


Closed Mondays for Farming and Construction

Brett has done some beautiful woodwork and cabinet building in the office area of the store using live-edge planks and restored barnwood.

Martin continues to frame windows, install wainscoting, and apply clay plaster in the open common area.

The employee break room is complete with the walls plastered and the flooring installed. We even have a large oak table, antique Thonet chairs, leather sofa, and love seat for those times when we can take a minute to relax and have lunch.

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