posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 08:52 AM
reply to post by TinkerHaus
I spent most all of my entire life on a farm , we grew our own veggies , grass fed beef , free roam chickens and hogs . We (hand , no milking machines
) milked our own milk cows , churned our own fresh butter . We purchased very little from the grocery store , just the basics . Heck , we even did
most field work with mules as upkeep for a mule is cheaper than a machine . If not for our love of trucks/cars , air conditioning , television and
electricity we would could be accused of being Amish .
And like my family , there were many other families like ours , BUT times have changed and no one raises beef cattle , hogs or chickens anymore , the
gardens are smaller and for personal use (our gardens were for our entire family of aunts , uncles , cousins etc; etc) . City folk have moved out
into the country were I grew up , tore down old country homes/barns/sheds/coops and built sprawling eye sores to get away from the noise and the rat
race and allowed the beautiful country side to become over grown .
I would love to have a co-op in my area , I hate grain fed beef , caged birds , hydroponic veggies and so on and so forth . But it is my understanding
that how a co-op works , it is local veggies , fruit , berries , eggs , beef etc; etc; . We no longer have the farmers who raise these products on a
large enough scale to make a co-op viable in my area . Everything would have to be shipped in and we would truly not know what we are getting .