Oct 10, 2009

Farm Aid

The folks at Farm Aid and Homegrown came to town last weekend and it was a huge success. We were graciously invited as guests to the Farm Meets Fork dinner that Friday night. Chefs and farmers from all over the area came together to provide delicious bites to eat in the Central West End that evening. The food was great and it was nice to see so many familiar faces. Saturday was the Homegrown Urban Country Fair at Tower Grove Park. We provided information about YellowTree Farm's success so far, and we met so many inquisitive people who wanted to learn more about urban homesteading. We brought one of our hens, Bill Murray, along and she was a hit with the crowd. The weather was perfect for the Farm Aid concert the following day, and we had a fun time enjoying the music with our friends. Thanks again to Cornelia of Homegrown.org, and the rest of the Farm Aid staff!

For Sale

Herbs (fresh, for drying, herbal teas, and/or already dried):
black opal basil
genovese basil
lavender thyme
purple basil
summer savory
szechuan buttons
tulsi tea/holy bail
winter savory
Locally foraged pears

Our Daily Bread...

Our Daily Bread (2005) reveals the little-known world of high-tech agriculture. In a series of visually stunning, continuously tracking, wide-screen images that seem right out of a science-fiction movie, we see the places where food is cultivated and processed: surreal landscapes optimized for agricultural machinery, clean rooms in cool industrial buildings designed for maximum efficiency, and elaborate machines that operate on a 'disassembly line' basis. The documentary simply aims to show the industrial production of food as a reflection of our society's values: plenty of everything, made as quickly and as efficiently as modern technology permits.