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Farmers Market Legal News

Regarding No More Backyard Farming, Home Gardening,
Farmers Markets, Fruit or Vegetable Stands
Information Provided as a Courtesy


Update 6:32 PM 3/9/2009 – Chart of Representatives Below

Please read the bills yourself and draw your own conclusions. We have not read the bills in their entirety, so we cannot accurately comment as to the veracity of those who are either for or against these bills.

However, if there is any terminology the impedes free market growing and raising of natural organic produce in home back yards or small farms, please let us know.

We have provided links below to the full text of the bills as they currently stand. These links are for your convenience.

The information below has been collected by friends and colleagues. If you have anything to contribute or advise us on, please email us at  Thank you!

The following bills propose increased regulation on all farming, growing and producing of foodstuffs to the degree that many, if not all small farmers and growers will be unable to afford and/or meet said guidelines.

This would essentially allow for large agra-businesses to take over full production and eliminate small local growers.

This could potentially also affect "backyard" growers and gardeners as well.

Please draw your own conclusions. We look forward to hearing from you with your input.


Links to the Actual Bills with Complete Text

HR 875

S 435


Update: 5:46 PM 3/9/2009
Information Provided by
the National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association

WHAT: Congressional Hearing on NAIS
WHEN: Wednesday, March 11
WHERE: Washington, DC

The U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry will hold a hearing on NAIS on March 11. Bills to put NAIS into law, HR875 and companion Senate S814, are being pushed through Congress, as well as an Appropriations Bill with funding for NAIS. This hearing is critical to blocking mandatory NAIS.

ACTION: Please call and fax all members of the subcommittee (below). 1. When you call, ask to speak to the legislative aide for agriculture. Form a positive relationship with the aide. Become his or her source of knowledge for NAIS. Be RESPECTFUL and POLITE. Remember, who would the aide rather speak with, someone who is courteous or someone angry and resentful?

2. Please send this to everyone you know, ESPECIALLY to people in the states with members on the subcommittee. Members need to hear from their constituents–the people who vote them into office.

If you are in one of these states, please arrange a meeting with the district representative of the Congressman. That makes a big difference. We need to be real people to the legislators, so that when they think "farm" or "food" they think of us, not Monsanto, Cargill, Tyson, etc…

If your state is not listed below, click HERE to easily find your representatives:

State Party/
Representative Phone Fax Website email form
AL R-13 Mike Rogers 202.225.3261 202.226.8485 Go to Form
CA D-18 Dennis Cardoza 202.225.6131
202.225.0819 Go to Form
CA D-20 Jim Costa 202.225.3341 202.225.9308 Go to Form
CA D-43 Joe Baca 202.225.6161 202.225.8671 Go to Form
CO D-4 Betsy Markey, 202.225.4676 202.225.5870 Go to Form
GA D-13 David Scott (Chair) 202.225.2939 202.225.4628 Go to Form
IA D-3 Leonard Boswell 202.225.3806 202.225.5608 Go to Form
IA R-5 Steve King 202.225.4426 202.225.3193 Go to Form
ID D-1 Walt Minnick 202.225.6611 202.225.3029 Go to Form
MD D-1 Frank Kratovil 202.225.5311 202.225.0254 Go to Form
NE R-3 Adrian Smith 202.225.6435 202.225.0207 Go to Form
PA D-17 Tim Holden 202.225.5546 202.226.0996 Go to Form
TN R-1 David P. Roe 202.225.6356 202.225.5714 Go to Form
TX R-11 K. Michael Conaway 202.225.3605 202.225.1783 Go to Form
TX R-19 Randy Neugebauer,
Ranking Minority Member
202.225.9615 Go to Form
VA R-6 Bob Goodlatte, 202.225.5431 202.225.9681 Go to Form
WI D-8 Steve Kagen 202.225.5665 202.225.5729 Go to Form


Get in touch with local farmers and food producers by attending a local farmers market and asking them how business is.

Attend a local WAPF meeting, this is a good start to learning about what is going on in farming and local & state initiatives .

The website is

Check out the Farmers Legal Defense Fund at

Find out who sits on your states agriculture and farming committee and contact them with your concerns. Continue to contact your elected officials and let them know your position on legislation and why. Get active at the local and state levels; this is the quickest way to initiate change.

Published on:
March 8, 2009 at 9:36 pm


Grocery Store Secrets

Supermarket Secrets by

“How and what we eat has radically changed over the past few decades with the all-consuming rise of the supermarket.

But what price are we paying for the homogenised, cheap and convenient food that supermarkets specialise in?

In a two-part programme, journalist Jane Moore investigates how supermarkets have affected…”

“the food on our plates and reveals the tell-tale signs that the food we buy may not have been grown in the way we think… (more below)”

Video Part 1 – Supermarket Secrets

Video Part 2 – Supermarket Secrets

“Using a combination of undercover filming and scientific analysis, Supermarket Secrets investigates whether the food on supermarket shelves is really as good as it looks, whether prices are as good as they seem and what happens behind the scenes in the production of supermarket food.

This documentry is in two parts. This first part deals with Factory Farming, chickens, and general quality of supermarket food.

The second part deals with Cows milk, food standards, food waste, pesticides, food globalization, and loss of quality of our produce.

A very important watch for everyone, gives you facts about the meat and food you eat.

After watching you will have more of an understanding of the rational behind Vegetarian, Vegan, Organic, and grass-root eating practices.”


Burger King Virgins

A video movie of a film crew who travels to distant lands for Burger King to find people who’ve never tasted a hamburger before. These are Burger King “Virgins…”

What’s especially wonderful are the people in this film. – They are
so beautiful, real, natural. No pretentions. Their smiles seemed so
genuine. They were all beguiling, captivating, and you might have
wanted to know and befriend each and every one of them.

For a lifetime. That’s how real they were to me.

Somehow Burger King was able to capture somethingm tender,
poignant and touching in this “commercial” film. Rather than
find it humorous, I found it moving. And, a tad bit disquieting…

In the beginning, the taste testers dress in their native costumes.
The costumes are absolutely beautiful – so clean, original, bright
and much treasured. I would hope that they and their kind efforts
to dress as requested was accorded the respect their wonderful
costumes and their generosity of spirit, warranted.

If you were to dress in your Sunday best, in clothes that might
have been handed down, treasured and revered by your parents
and grandparents for eons, you would want to be respected,

The people in costume and those who attended the get togethers
were so polite, gracious to the camera crew.

These days, most people I know are more jaded, distrustful and
more given to irony and crassness than pure honest sweet

So, I saw in these people something extraordinary. Something
honorable, vulnerable, precious. Something a bit more straight
and true. Maybe that’s how it is when you live a more simple
life devoid of worldliness and ironies.

This advertising campaign turned out to be a very lovely
exploration into distant parts of the world that gave insight into
life styles many of us are totally unfamiliar with.

Did Burger King intend this? I don’t think so. But, in the end,
I’ll bet they were all moved and experienced much more than
they could have imagined.

It’s the first time I’ve ever been moved by a “sales campaign.”

I truly hope that Burger King really REALLY sees what it has
created here. I hope they have no intention of diminishing,
minimalizing or exploiting these very beautiful people for the
sake of selling hamburgers.

There’s a fine delicate line between commercializing, exploitation,
innovation in ad creation.
Well, I won’t forget this. It was one of a kind.
Oh… and the appreciation and respect the taste tasters accorded
the burgers helped make me see the whopper in a different light.

Yes, I think I will see a whopper in a different light, now.


2 Greatest Waiters



Highest in Anti-Oxidants

A study published in the June, 2004 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry ranked the following common foods to be extremely rich in naturally occurring antioxidants:

1. Small red beans, dried
2. Wild blueberries
3. Red kidney beans, dried
4. Pinto beans
5. Blueberries, cultivated
6. Cranberries
7. Artichoke hearts, cooked
8. Blackberries
9. Dried prunes
10. Raspberries
11. Strawberries
12. Red delicious apples
13. Granny Smith (green) apples
14. Pecans, raw
15. Sweet cherries
16. Black plums
17. Russet potato, cooked
18. Black beans
19. Red plums
20. Gala apples

According to the same study, the most antioxidant-rich foods in four major food categories are as follows:

* Fruits: blueberries, cranberries, and blackberries.
* Vegetables: beans, artichoke hearts, and russet potatoes.
* Nuts: pecans, walnuts, and hazelnuts.
* Spices: cinnamon, oregano, and ground cloves

“Clearly, there are many foods that are not mentioned here that are also excellent sources of health-promoting antioxidants. The general rule of thumb to follow when looking to identify antioxidant-rich foods is this: plant foods that are rich in color are good sources of antioxidants.

Dark green lettuces, kale, spinach, Asian greens, cabbage, Swiss chard, collard greens, organic green food powders, beet greens, herbs like basil, parsley, mint, and cilantro, red beets, carrots, bell peppers, olives, avocados, acerola cherries, watermelon, cantaloupe, mangos, papayas, goji berries, and turmeric are good examples of bright and colorful plant foods that can infuse your tissues with a wide variety of antioxidants.

Organic egg yolks and organic butter made from milk that is obtained from grass-fed animals are also rich in health-promoting antioxidants.”

Thanks to Mike Adams for the above information! Mike Adams is a Health Ranger. He has definite ideas about our current health and political situations. Here’s his list of Health Tips.

We have our own ideas that may not entirely agree with his list, but perhaps they Do! : ) We believe in buying and consuming natural food rather than purchasing processed supplements, powders, additives, concentrates, nutritives. However, that’s not always possible these days!

->  Eating the most natural, organic foods, veggies
->  Eating modest amounts
->  Eating fresh, raw, home grown food if possible
->  Asking politely considerately for what you need
->  Working diligently, consistently
->  Choosing honesty, kindness, humility
->  Respecting others, loving neighbors, sharing
->  giving with wisdom and discernment
->  Spread good cheer
->  Be uplifting. Can change lives!
->  Praying, more praying

CONFESSION:  We here know we SHOULD do the above,
but it’s hard! As they say… “It ain’t easy.” : )

If it starts with “Don’t,” then time to rephrase it with a “Do.”
We respond to “Please and Do.” We tend to ignore “Don’ts.”


Video – Seagull Steals Dorritos for His Friends

This little fellow walks into the store, chooses his
favorite flavor of Dorritos, and skadaddles out…
He must favor the MSG… :O