Steaming pile of shit
A literal ‘steaming pile of shit.’ A foreshadowing of my upcoming “what you need to ask your vegetable farmer” post. A series that will include your beef/pig/egg/fowl and everything-else farmer.
What? You buy from a grocery store? Guess you can’t ask then. Just assume it’s the cheapest possible farming methods with high volume, low nutrition.
Just the way it is, folks. I’m the bearer of hard truths.
The posts will go straight to my blog once it’s ready. The generous donation of time and patience from a fine fella’ here on Instagram has got the whole thing nearing completion. It’s just me and my slow chipping away at tagging things for migration that’s holding things up.
In the meantime, ask your vegetable farmer what they feed their soil with. My sister asked her certified organic vegetable farmer. Know what they said? Commercial turkey shit. Whaddya’ think of that? Ok? Glyphosate, heavy metal, and medication residues into the soil to be bio-remediated out of there and straight up into the plant you eat.
If you’re cool with that, that’s fine. But make informed decisions. My sister wasn’t ok with it. She found a biodynamic farmer that keeps their own animals for fertility via life enriching animal compost.
Farming is an interwoven, holistic system. Every farm an ecosystem onto itself. You can’t pluck out one piece and assume you can get the same foods without compromise. It just doesn’t work that way.
If there are specific questions you have for your farmers, or on what to ask, leave them in the comments and I will do my best to address them in my upcoming guides.
Farmers, if there are issues you’d like me to bring up, I’m all ears.