Why you should invite your local farmer over for dinner.

by Clayton Du October 19, 2012

 

            The evidence has finally hit us in the face, mass production of our food is getting us into big trouble!  I’m sure you have been paying attention to what is going on in the media with the e-coli scare and the XL packing plant in AB.  Did you know that they produced 40 % of Canada’s meat?  And now they have brought in a new management team from a Brazilian owned company.  This is a company who once had their own e-coli scare (which is why they were chosen).  Is no one else paying attention?   Why are we bringing in a foreign company to further along the mass production scale.  We need to dial it back, back to where it all started.

             Our laws for the transportation of animals in Canada are archaic.  Third world countries have better laws than we do.  A lot of our meet is raised in SK, MB and AB.  The Canadian transportation laws state that livestock can be in transportation for up to 50 hours without a break, food or water.  Can you imagine the journey in AB in the -40 weather? 

             It is time we the Canadian people took back the responsibility of how our food is raised and produced.  If you are unsure of where to start, the easiest is your local farmers market. I know a lot of our “Whistlerites” took advantage of the whistler farmers market.  We had it 2 days a week this summer.  We had our booth there every Wednesday and Sunday.  We talked to you, listened to your concerns, and some of you did enquire as to who our sources were.  We quickly networked in our community and got on board with some great farmers from the Pemberton area.  It was an amazing system.  We really couldn’t make our food any fresher.  Our farmer would go out on Tuesday, pick the fresh vegetables and deliver to us that day.  We would then prepare the food on the Wednesday morning and sell our goods later in the afternoon.  Where else in the world are you going to get prepared food that is that fresh?  It was so beneficial for all parties involved.  We paid our farmers a good price for the produce, promoted their farms and were able to help speak on their behalf and explain to the public where the food comes from.  

             We are so excited to be working with Snow Bound Ranch in Pemberton.  We visited their farm, had tea, and talked about business, the old school way.        The farm has set aside 6 grass fed cows from this season.  There is a possible additional 32 cows next year if all goes well.  This is a program we really want to see work.  The Whistler community has an opportunity to ensure a farming family can take a step in the right direction which is humanely producing grass fed cows and making the short trip to your plate.  The first delivery of grass fed beef is November 6th.  We deliver to your door at no charge.  Different boxes are available so you can pick one that suits your family size needs.  Contact us with any questions or comments you have.  Get your deposit in today as we only have one cow left for November 6th delivery.  More may become available at a later date, but we cannot guarantee our same great price.



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