Farmers Voice

The Farmers Voice section of this blog is designed to educate the public on the inside issues of farming, giving us a better idea of what goes into producing locally grown and quality food. Our farmers have much to teach us and our health depends on how well we learn! The goal is to close the gap between farmer direct buying and the end consumer. See www.healthharmonybalance.com for a list of Recommended Resources where you will find all the farmers I have visited and personally recommend.


5
Nov 11

Michael Schmidt Speaks to Premier McGuinty

  The following is exactly as it was sent to me: Michael Schmidt’s 37 Days Of A Hunger Strike Came To An End Today Following A Meeting With Premiere McGuinty In His Queen’s Park Office “This hunger strike was about starting a dialogue with the leader of this province,” states Farmer and Raw Milk Advocate […]

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20
Oct 11

The Cruel Subplot to the Michael Schmidt Affair by David Gumpert

This link to David Gumpert’s blog is well worth following.  His points are very valid as to why Michael Schmidt has been targeted as he has been.  Here is an excerpt:  “But I would venture that something else is at work here, and it is something most of us would rather not think about: that […]

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18
Oct 11

Farmer Speaks Out On Food Freedom

I am posting this with permission from Jan Steinman, a farmer in BC.  It’s well written and something I think everyone should see.   Dear email correspondant, You know I don’t pass around this sort of thing very often. But this is near and dear to my heart and my livelihood. Henry Kissinger said, “If […]

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18
Oct 11

Food Freedom Rally, Owen Sound 2011

  My friend Andrew Kohl did this awesome video for us of the rally with Michael Schmidt and Sean McGivern from the NFU in Owen Sound on October 13th, 2011.  Enjoy! Food Freedom Rally for Raw Milk, Owen Sound, October 13, 2011    

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4
Oct 11

Brad Martin on Grass Fed Beef

This is a newsletter that Echo Valley Grass Fed Beef put out this fall.  I liked the way he explains how a farm like his raises the animals and about what makes this type of meat so much better than conventional that I thought I’d post it here for your education.  More information on why […]

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26
Sep 11

Michael Schmidt’s Appeal Verdict At Last!

The quote below came from this link http://thebovine.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/more-than-one-million-glasses-of-raw-milk-appeal-verdict-announcement-and-news-conference-tues-sept-27-4-pm/#more-25617 It looks like finally after all the delays, we are going to find out if our court system is going to find for human rights or not.  Here’s to many many people coming out to be part of the press conference and make their wishes known to the […]

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19
Sep 11

Raw Milk Safety Lecture With Michael Schmidt – What I Learned

Once in a while we are blessed to meet people who are born to stand up for what is right and have the ability to motivate others to also wake up and speak. To my mind Michael Schmidt is one of those people. Through all the adversity he has faced since the raid on his […]

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9
Sep 11

Don’t Panic Go Organic

I read this wonderful article this morning at this link and had to share it http://healthfreedoms.org/2011/09/07/approaching-collapse-dont-panic-go-organic/ Here is a small part of the article that I particularly like! Crash-Resistant and Climate-Friendly: The Organic Revolution Fortunately, over the past 40 years, a new generation of organic farmers and ranchers have proliferated, building upon the wisdom and […]

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10
Jul 11

Farm Day at Echo Valley Grass Fed Beef

One of my favorite farmers is having an open house. The information about it is below. This is a great way to introduce children to a real working farm and to educate yourselves on what grass based sustainable farming is. At the same time you can try out some grass fed beef burgers. I highly […]

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12
Jun 11

Organic vs Conventional Chicken Barns

Recently I contacted the Ontario Organic Council with this question:  My colleagues and I are having a discussion about organic foods and wondering if you can answer a question for us.  It is our understanding that organic chicken can still be raised in a barn in mass numbers as long as they are given organic […]

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