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Jill M. Warning is a lawyer developing skills for assisting the burgeoning group of new farmers. She hopes to contribute to new ideas for financial vehicles to provide asset protection to farmers in order to preserve small towns, family farms and conventional farming.

Take a Note From Granny’s PlayBook…

…by making those jams and jellies she used to make.

…by pickling your cucumbers, peppers and green beans.

…by canning fruits and vegetables in sturdy glass jars.

…but make sure you update the recipes! Whether your grandmother or grandfather was responsible for storing the summer’s harvest, you may want…

Locavores are part of a growing movement of people who want to eat food produced within about a 100-mile radius of their home.  Most locavores opt to purchase fruits and vegetables from local farmers (farmer’s markets, community-supported-agriculture (CSA) or grocer who purchases locally) or to grow them in home gardens.

farmers-market-produce-featured.jpgIn 2005, four San Francisco

How many times a day do you consider the nutritional value of what you place on your tongue? Do you think, “Mmmmm…Beta Carotein, just what I wanted?” Huh? Never?

Don’t tell me you’ve never thought, “Oh yea, calcium is just what I needed this morning!” Really? Not you?

All right, how about “Yummy, yummy chocolate?” …

Eat When Hungry; Stop When Full.

There is a new set of food safety instructions to consider, “Eat when hungry; stop when full.” It sounds self-explanatory, but healthy eating habits, nutrition and portion sizes are important aspects of food safety that are uniquely the responsibility of consumers.

Most aspects of food safety are addressed by…

Eating cultures, food safety, and health insurance as a refrigerator
 
To many people, “food safety” can sound…well, let’s face it, kinda boring. “Who cares whether COOL (country-of-origin-labeling) passes Congress, let’s get cheesesteaks for lunch!” Yet food safety is about more than where that cut of beef was born, grew up and slaughtered. 
 
Food …

From all corners of the Olympic Peninsula, WA, and via ferry from Seattle, farmers, foodies, and friends traveled to share the bounty of the summer harvest.  Talkers came in the form of foodies and philosophers.  Doers came in the form of real estate agents, lawyers, farmers, farm workers, and chefs.  At an event hosted by …