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Healthy Chickens and Soy-Free Eggs

By Linda Hoffman | January 14, 2013

Even in winter, the chickens are outdoors at Ole Dern Farm in Fort Collins, scratching for seeds, insect cases, any tiny green shoots they can find, enjoying the sunshine and fresh but frigid air.  Not so in the Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO’s) that provide standard care for most of the animals destined for the…

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Eating and Shopping Seasonally

By Linda Hoffman | January 14, 2013

How do we know what is “in season” when we are shopping?  We can buy cantaloupe anytime of the year we feel like it.  How can there be “personal” watermelons in December?  Cherries in January?  Asparagus, a spring crop, is available year round now.  How do we know what to buy, if we want to…

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