Food

Posts in this category may not be about our farm specifically, but rather pressing food issues of the day.

How to Avoid GMO Popcorn

Orville Redenbacher non-GMO via thefarmerslife.com

Avoiding the consumption of genetically modified, or GMO, popcorn is very easy.  All anyone needs to do is eat popcorn.  Simple as can be.  As this post is written (August 2014) there is no GMO popcorn on store shelves nor is there any available for farmers to grow. I raise popcorn for Weaver Popcorn, and […]

Syrup or Maple Syrup? Which do You Prefer?

Remember the #BSLables? I like this one because it made me laugh a little bit.  Sometimes you’ve just got to be creative with your product.  I’m sure we all know the most famous aunt in the syrup world.  Today we met Aunt Maple.  Turns out she doesn’t make maple syrup though.  That’s alright though because […]

Want to Support Your Local Farmer? Shop at Walmart.

Popcorn Ear

When people talk about local food and farmers there are certain things that come to mind.  Farmer’s markets, organic, sustainable, restaurants who buy local, all natural or whole foods stores, and even urban farms.  But what about farmer’s like me?  Am I not local to my location?  The problem is I don’t currently grow anything […]

#BSLabels Roundup

Hopefully you already caught on yesterday, but if you didn’t let me get you up to speed.  A few ag bloggers including me got together a few weeks ago and decided to put up some posts about labels that seem unnecessary or misleading to consumers.  The whole thing got started when my original post about peanut […]

Peanut Butter and Truth in Labeling

Swung by the grocery store tonight on the way home to pick up a few things and I left with everything I needed and this blog post. I used up the last of my peanut butter this afternoon, so in addition to some milk, bananas, and some frozen fruit, I grabbed a jar of peanut […]