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Holy Cows and Hog Heaven: Food Safety
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Preserving Embryonic Entrepreneurs Chapter 16 Discussion In the chapter, Joel talks about how we do not preserve the freedom for embryonic entrepreneurs to access the marketplace today like we did years ago when the “big guys” were getting their start. Do you think this is fair? “It’s a log easier to be against something than … Read the Rest

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Holy Cows & Hog Heaven: Globalism and Cheap Food
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Decentralization, Bioregionalism,  Globalism Chapter 13 Discussion What are you thoughts on this chapter? It’s your turn to ask the questions. 🙂   Cheap Food Chapter 14 Discussion “Cheap Food is only an illusion.” Do you agree with this statement? Should local food be cheaper? How? Is price everything? What do you look at to make … Read the Rest

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Holy Cows & Hog Heaven: Seasons and Forgiveness
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Eating in Sync with the Season Chapter 11 Discussion What are you thoughts on this chapter? Is Joel crazy to expect every American to can their own food and own big chest freezers? What would the world look like if we did? What do you currently do to eat with the season? Be Appreciate and … Read the Rest

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Holy Cows & Hog Heaven Discussion: Connected to your kitchen
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Be Connected Chapter 9 Discussion In this chapter, Joel says, “It’s time to take personal responsibility and realize joining causes might assuage your guilt, but it won’t do any good.” Do you agree with this statement? He goes on to talk about a couple from Canada who spent a whole year souring local foods so … Read the Rest

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Holy Cows & Hog Heaven Discussion: East vs. West
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First, I would like to apologize for posting this so late. I have no excuse other than I got busy and neglected to do so. I hope that you will take the time to visit each of the discussions for this book. East vs. West Chapter 7 Discussion Joel writes, “Eastern thought provides the moral … Read the Rest

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Holy Cows & Hog Heaven Discussion: Real Food
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Farm Friendly Product Chapter 5 Discussion: In this chapter, Joel talks about how life is in the soil. He talks about how vegetables are bitter when they are raised in depleted soils.  Can you give an example of something that you have tried that was bitter? Do you think this principle applies to animals as … Read the Rest

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Holy Cows & Hog Heaven Discussion: Openness
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The Farm Friendly Producer continued Chapter 3 Discussion: What is your opinion on farms being aromatically pleasing? Do you think it’s any business of your neighbor what goes on at your farm? Is it any of your business as to what they do? Chapter 4 Discussion: Polyface has a an open door policy. Is this … Read the Rest

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Holy Cows & Hog Heaven Discussion: Trust
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The Farm Friendly Producer Chapter 1 Discussion: Joel says that integrity cannot be legislated, certified, formulated or place on a spreadsheet. Do you agree with this? Why or why not? In your opinion what makes a trustworthy farmer? What makes food trustworthy? Chapter 2 Discussion: In this chapter, Joel talks about Polyface’s commitment to appropriate … Read the Rest

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Holy Cows & Hog Heaven by Joel Salatin
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Today officially starts the reading and discussion of Holy Cows & Hog Heaven by Joel Salatin. This book is the food buyer’s guide to farm friendly food. If you are just joining us, you can read more about this book here. Are you joining us? Also, please chime in here on this post with any … Read the Rest

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