Author: Martin Frederickson

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Is Your Dinner Subject To Ransomware?

Whether it’s a global health crisis, a cyberattack, an extreme weather event, a cargo ship wedged in the Suez Canal, microchip shortages, or an armed conflict, there is a lot that can go wrong in our globalized supply chains. It’s like a Rube Goldberg creation.

Toward Lasting Change

With numerous plant closures due to COVID-19 and the resulting disruption in the national meat supply chain, meat processing has been a fixture in the news cycle for months now. Inevitably these national disruptions trickle down to the local level, and last week the Seattle Times ran a front page story about our local meat processing system. Local meat on the front page? You better believe we noticed!

No offense to nudist Buddhists!

From time to time we get asked how we came to be doing what we are doing. Farming was not an uncommon profession just a few generations back, but today only 1.3% of the employed population of the United States are farmers, and that number continues to trend downward. It turns out we are a bit of an oddity! I want to share a bit about how we came to be farmers, but the real purpose of this post is to introduce you to our farming idol.