What Does Willie Nelson Have To Do With Dinner?

Take a look at the headlines lately and all you hear about are celebrities, oil prices, global warming, and contaminated food. So, why don’t we don’t we hear something about Willie every single day? He has good, realistic answers to these serious problems.

So, what does Willie have to do with dinner? He supports family farms – locally grown food (and even locally grown fuel). His article, in the current Mother Earth News, talks about a new farm bill, one that could help make locally grown food a real purchase option for everyone. Locally grown foods, foods grown on family farms rather than large industrial farms, are healthier and taste better.

Locally grown foods are also safer. They are not subject to nation-wide recalls due to contamination. For instance, when we had the big spinach E coli scare, you couldn’t find fresh spinach in the stores. It was all pulled because it might be contaminated. Most people simply had to go without. I, on the other hand, had all the fresh spinach I wanted because my local natural foods store had access to locally grown spinach. When food is grown on a small scale it is out of the chain of contamination.

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  1. Thanks for the info on Willie!I read the article in Mother Earth News after I saw your blog.Do you take questions about food and/or gardening?

  2. Hi Mattie!You are welcome to post all of your questions an I\’ll answer anything I can. I am not very knowlegable about gardening, myself, but other readers may post answers for you as well. It doesn\’t look like the comments automatically show on the main page, but I can always post them myself and ask for more feedback for you, and would be happy to do so!

  3. Great! Here goes…I am planning to spray compost tea on my landscape. Is it safe for edible plants? And is it recommended for vegetable gardens?

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