Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Volunteer at Eastport Organics this summer

Here on the farm we've been hosting Wwoofers for a year now, and all of the experiences have been great. Meeting new people, living together and working to grow great food in a sustainable way is a unique and fulfilling experience.

Last season there were about twenty volunteers through and each one left their own mark on the farm. Some carved, some planted, some hauled compost. There was some sailboat repair done, as well as hiking and ocean fishing. Lots of beach fires with pots of mussels and evenings spent wandering the local beaches.This winter there's the logging operation in the park with our two ponies which Jules (a young lady from Maryland) is here helping to prepare for. So many things to do and see here, what a great experience its been over the past year.

Here's to (hoist mug now) hoping for an equally fulfilling and plentiful new year.

Friday, February 4, 2011

13 Reasons to Avoid Products Containing Store Bought Beef Fat

13 Pesticide Residues Found by the USDA Pesticide Data Program1,2,3

Human Health Effects:

5Known or Probable Carcinogens4
9Suspected Hormone Disruptors
4 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins

Environmental Effects:

5 Honeybee Toxins5

If this doesn't make you think twice about buying that fatty steak next time you're at the grocery store, you should really consider seeing a psychiatrist. This site is a great wake-up for those interested in what's in their food. has been putting out great info for some time, and I think if people became more familiar with this type of information then they would start to make informed decisions about their food.