Archive for 'DID YOU KNOW?' Category

A Woman’s Work

By treatyrockbeef - Last updated: Thursday, April 28, 2011

Farmers Market Friends: Bees are the cornerstone of food production all around us and important measure of the health of our environment.  They pollinate flowers in their search for nectar that they digest and turn into the golden magic that sustains the hive through the winter and that people have loved for millenia.  It takes [...]

Make Mine a Classic

By treatyrockbeef - Last updated: Sunday, April 17, 2011

Make Mine A Classic Farmers all over southern New England are finding their way back to heritage breeds of livestock – varieties that were developed in particular regions due to their hardiness and multi-purpose functionality.  Many of the breeds thrive on native forage, display excellent mothering abilities and are central to food traditions that define [...]

The Truth About BSE

By treatyrockbeef - Last updated: Saturday, April 9, 2011

Farmers Market Friends: This week’s FARM FACT explores the truth about Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) also called “mad cow disease”.  This is a fatal affliction in cattle caused by a mutated protein called a “prion” responsible creating sponge-like vacuoles (holes) in brain and nerve tissue resulting in an inability to stand followed by loss of [...]

How Big is an Acre ??

By treatyrockbeef - Last updated: Friday, April 8, 2011

Farmers Market Friends: I hope you are all well and thinking about preparing your gardens as spring finally makes its appearace here in southern New England.  I have lots of rabbit manure and wet hay stripped out of winter hutches available to you FREE if you want to arrange for pick-up at South Kingstown Farmers [...]

Feeding the Animals that Feed Us

By treatyrockbeef - Last updated: Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Feeding the Animals that Feed Us Happy New Year Farmers Market Friends:   I want to thank you all for enabling me to pursue a new direction in life and participate in the local food movement.  My friend Marisa who works with the Dept of Ag division of DEM sent me this incredibly informative article [...]

Would You Like Ammonia With That ?

By treatyrockbeef - Last updated: Monday, October 25, 2010

After finally watching “Food, Inc.” last weekend, I am more convinced than ever that the industrialization of our country’s protein stream and marginalization / extinction of small-scale farm production is one of the great evils of our time.  This troubling societal shift has been enabled and approved by congressmen and government officials bought and paid [...]

Good Grass, man

By treatyrockbeef - Last updated: Monday, June 21, 2010

Twenty-some years ago these words would have found me along with friends Benny and Zippy in a college dorm room cleaning a bag of pot on an opened up “Yes” album cover or maybe “Frampton Comes Alive”.  Now entering the middle part of middle age, my botanical pursuits have taken a tamer turn, leading me to spend my [...]