Archive for March, 2014

FDA FSMA Threatens Brewers and Farmers

Whenever I hear of a new regulation from I government, I usually ink of a great line from a not so great (IMO) film, Dumb and Dumber. “Just when I don’t think you could be any dumber, you go do something like this and totally redeem yourself.”

The Food Safety and Modernization Act does little to make food safer and a lot to make it more unsustainable and expensive. It is another example of our government overstepping its bounds and infringing on rights of this country’s citizenry. When I read excerpts from the FSMA, I am further convinced that clueless bureaucrats are dreaming up regulations for industries they have no knowledge of.

Please click the click below and read Mr Walter Jefferies has to say on the matter. Afterwards, be sure to follow the link in his article to read the opinion he submitted to the feds. You need to make certain you submit you own opinion and do what you can to prevent our government from destroying what has been a very easy and beneficial relationship. I fear the price of beer and bacon may well skyrocket.

http://sugarmtnfarm.com/fda-fsma-threatens-brewers-and-farmers/

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Help Us Spring into 2014 on March 29.

We have a boatload of projects on our plate and we could use a bit of help getting a few things done. We need to put out compost, build some compost piles, move some fence, fix up some chicken tractors, and build some hugelkultur beds. Yes, just sound it out, it is a real word. Hugelkultur is a permaculture practice where wood and other biodegradables are buried to form self watering, self feeding garden beds. So if you come give us a hand, you won’t just be helping us, you’ll be learning a thing or two!

We’ll be serving up some of our locally produced fare and please feel free to bring so being of yours to share. In the interest of of keeping waste and cost down, bring your own plate and utensils too.

You can register on our Facebook page or just shoot us an email to say that you’re coming to join us.

We start at 10:00 and will go until we get done or milking time, whichever comes first.

Learn About Biodynamics!

This Saturday come on down to The Wylde Center and get some soil under your nails as you learn from successful Biodynamic farmer, Darby Smith of Sun Dog Farm. You will need to register at www.homesteadatl.com, cost is $30 for Georgia Organics members and non-members pay $45. I really do hope to see you there!