When the Michigan DNR all but shut down farmer Mark Baker’s successful, pasture-raised, pork operation in Marion Michigan, he became the embodiment of that old adage: When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Mark, his wife Jill, and their eight children re-grouped and decided to go in a new direction. If they wouldn’t be allowed to raise healthy, naturally-produced food for people, they would do the next best thing: Teach people to raise it themselves.
And thus, the “Anyone Can Farm: America’s Farm to Fork Academy” project was launched.
Modern farming relies heavily on fossil fuels, genetically modified seeds (GMO’s), soil-depleting farming techniques, and crowded animal-husbandry practices in order to produce cheap, plentiful food. This cheap, factory-farm food is the bland, nutrient-vacant fare filling our grocery store shelves. To listen to this show… Continue reading The Anyone Can Farm Academy!