Thursday, December 31, 2009


Please add your name to the letter to the US Dept. of Justice. DOJ is holding antitrust hearings and workshops involving corporate control of our food starting in this new year - 2010. They want to hear from you by tonight. Click HERE to simply sign. You can also add a personal note if you like.
And read here about Monsanto and small seed companies. Check out Land & Sea Actions & links at right for much more info. Thanks!

Lovely photos above & just below courtesy of Jeff Vanugal, Lynn Betts, Ron Nichols and the US Natural Resource Conservation Service.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Hi Everyone!

The Farmer's Market's next Saturday, 1/2/10 in Friday Harbor. Lots & lots of vegetables. apples, cheese for chomping on with crackers, amazing things from the bakeries, all kinds of woolen goods, beautiful soaps you need - really! - well-made artisan items, very healthy grass-fed local beef, pork, lamb - in cuts and sausages, hot coffee... Grab a bag & go!! and get what ever you don't pick up there at the fabulous Co-Op, island farmstands and the States Inn ranch store.

On another subject - If you are one who has a few dollars for investment purposes, Candace and Bruce heard about and sent us links to the Slow Money Alliance. Experienced people initiating an infrastructure & putting together investment in organic, sustainable, and local, within 50 miles of where you live. It is such a good idea, with wonderful possibilities!

During these winter months, the ocean still abides...Can we keep this source of food and life healthy? Matt & Maureen Marinkovich keep a great fish blog with information on what is happening with the local salmon here. At our highly enjoyable Land & Sea dinner at Marinkovich's two weeks ago, Maureen showed a compelling 20 minute documentary "Farmed Salmon Exposed". We plan to show it again in different free venues in the community, along with showings of the stunning "Food Inc.", the enraging and endearing "King Corn" (great music - that webpage will make you smile. A lot.), and the much-honored and excellent movie, "Flow", in addition to other films, in a film festival featuring delicious hot popcorn. (We will use butter.) We'll keep you updated on that.

Last but not least-
Please look at our Land & Sea Actions page (click here), and take a minute to take a simple action. One, + one + one ... Can make a difference!

Saturday, December 19, 2009


LINK The DOJ will be holding antitrust hearings and workshops in 2010 all over the country on the subject of the control of US food and food production by 3 or 4 multinational corporations. Justice wants to hear from you by Dec 31 - NOW - and they are listening.
Call a friend - Get together, and write a letter.
Here is the link to get your statement to the Department of Justice. If you saw "Food, Inc.", or have read this page, you know this is critical. Please pass it on, especially to friends who are farmers. We do have the power to make change. Let's do it.

...And if you want to know what is in the food you buy - look at the address on anything packaged, & write or call the company. Tell them if you don't want genetically modified, irradiated, nano-particle altered, or chemically treated ingredients in your food.
Tell them if you want the food labeled to reflect that. THEY WILL LISTEN.
Get together and do it with your friends, or club, or coworkers, or church. Start with that package of corn
tortillas and that box of soymilk, and do it now. You do have power!

Photos courtesy of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Top: Tim McCabe,
center: Bob Nichols. Bottom photo: courtesy NRCS