Sunday, January 11, 2009

Home Food Production

Here's an astounding chart on the statistics of home food production in the U.S. since 1870. Many people today have no recollection of getting food from any place other than the grocery store. A few of us remember roadside farm stands, and even fewer among us recall Victory Gardens, or how Grandpa was a farmer. The sad truth is most of us no longer know where our food comes from and we have absolutely no control over its quality. We are a people disconnected from what we eat.

With the decline of cheap oil and harder economic times to come, this is a good time to reverse this trend. As someone said in the recent Healthy Harvest meeting, the time has come to "Just Do It". The pioneers of the Frio Canyon did not have the luxury of a grocery store--they knew how to grow, raise, and store a goodly portion of their own food. We figure it can be done again, and are glad you are interested too!

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