locally grown produce

Veganism is bad for the environment

Agriculture, e.g. growing fruit and veg, actually requires more space than many cow farms or chicken coops. Demand for all-year-round fruit and veg is causing widespread deforestation, which in turn is the leading cause of animal extinction. Veganism would only increase this demand, worsening the situation. Not only are the space requirements unpractical on a large-scale, but they’re also bad for the environment. If you really want to help the environment, then switch to eating locally grown produce and buying meat from farms which treat their animals well, e.g. no battery farming.

@richonnefics Richonne Rom Com Fanfiction Challenge Day 4: Perfect Strangers


The melody of the music swirled around the couple as they swayed in time with the beat. His hand felt safe and strong as it encompassed her soft, slender one. Her head rested gently against his shoulder, as his arm held her body close to his; they each had their eyes closed, relishing in the overwhelming feeling of joy that the other aroused. Michonne lifted her crown from its place of repose, and then found Rick’s gaze; she offered him a sweet smile, as he brought his hand up to caress her beautiful face. He shook his head slightly, as if he could scarcely believe the woman standing before him was real. With a tiny grin, Rick closed his eyes, leaned in, and pressed an unhurried kiss to her lips; their first for the evening.

Twenty-four hours ago…

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midwestern/ohio gothic

-you either live in the middle of nowhere or the middle of everything yet nothing is within walking distance. walking is too dangerous anyways, but nobody knows exactly why.
-the tornado sirens are going constantly. either a test, or a warning for something worse.
-getting lost is too easy, the streets like to duplicate themselves and move. dont fall for their tricks or else youll never make it home
-everyone turns in around 10pm, the darkness winks at those who are caught out too late.
-deer sightings are safer during the day. did you see the way its eyes flashed red in the headlights? you shouldn’t have. no one understands a word you’re saying.
-there are public bus stops, but no busses to be seen. what are the people waiting for? dozens huddle around the metal signs, its been three days
-trust the stray cats, they know the world better than you do. though they haven’t been seen in weeks.
-dont go off the trail in the woods in your backyard, they will catch your sent and will follow you home. the toepath isnt much safer
-fast food chains seem to always have the same people there, reciting the same lines. their smiles are faltering, their eyes scream for help.
-the tv has nothing to watch, not until someone enters the room.
-farms are everywhere, yet local grown produce is far and few in between. where is all the food going? the farmers cannot answer
-you never seem to go anywhere, rather you just end up in places. do you remember how you got here? neither do the rest of us

Meal Planning Week of 7-16-17

There was a lot of locally grown produce featured in the ad this week, and that always makes me happy! I tried to incorporate as many as I could!

Breakfast: Not going to think of anything fancy this week. Just going to do my tofu and eggs. Picked up tofu, picked up eggs. Genius. I have every spice, vinegar, and oil a girl could dream of to dress that up. It is my canvas!

Lunch: Trying a new idea this week! Going to use Tofurky in another application (I am out of Tofurky coupons…fuck), but I’m making essentially a kale and sausage stew. I chose the Italian links as the main protein. The stew is going to consist of that, rice, sweet potato, kale, garlic, onion, green bell pepper, celery, red wine, red wine vinegar, crushed tomatoes, vegetable stock, salt, pepper, red chili flake, bay leaves, and thyme. Mmm, I can smell that now! Really excited for this one.

Dinner: Likewise, I have a fun new idea for dinner this week as well. I’m going to make what I’m calling BBQ Bean Burgers. I’ll take pinto beans, and at the risk of listing off my entire spice cupboard, I’ll leave it at a crap ton of spices. I did have to pick up paprika to make it complete. Then, I’ll bind that with oats and some flax egg. Buns, buns, buns! I’m going to serve that with fresh corn and broccoli coleslaw. I have all the oil and vinegar I’ll need, as well as simple seasonings. I picked some a premade mix for the coleslaw. Oh! I also picked up some stuff to make pickles. Cucumbers, pimientos, garlic, and red onion. Again. I have so many types of vinegar.

Snacks: bananas, cherries, and protein shakes! Just picked up some almond milk as usual.

After sales, coupons, store rewards, and bottle returns the cart came out to $56.38.


The Black Suns’ Farmer’s Market

When times get tough, a criminal organization has to get creative! Anyone can steal the weird Tythonian pumpkin or cave mushroom off the back of a refugee fresh from the spaceport, but it takes a special brand of criminal to try and sell it as locally grown organic produce to hapless passersby. The green rug carefully laid out on the dirty streets of Coruscant is just a sign of showmanship.

Make sure to stop by their makeshift outdoor cantina, complete with liquor bottles bigger than your head. I’m sure they’re all brewed locally as well. If you get drunk enough, you’ll probably “spend” the rest of your coins with them as well.


La Minga, Organic Cooperative Farm in Louisville, Kentucky

Nelson Escobar brought the idea of small cooperative farming from his home country. He started La Minga, a 15 acre farm, as a place where a collective of farmers can each grow a different variety of vegetable crops and at the end of the season can all share the produce and thus all benefit from the diversity of the group. People grow for one another and help each other and the community in providing locally grown fresh produce. A Minga is an ancient traditional form of collaborate community work organization originally from Bolivia and Peru.

What’s this? Tangy writes original things? (Only when she can’t help it)

For those who asked for it, my short story for my advanced workshop class. A witch and a fairy have joint custody over a couple’s firstborn. 

Good Seeds

(Or What Happens When You Promise Your Firstborn)

The folk of Creeping Spearwort liked to refer to it as the day Coriander started keeping Wisteria. In the years since, the very mention of Wisteria became a colloquial phrase that meant, as much as anything, the promise of summer coming soon to the northern lakeside village. To Creeping Spearwort, it was a sign as infallible as the lengthening of days and the budding of leaves.

Wisteria should be coming in this month.

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New Video! Made DIY Summertime Recipes today with some locally grown produce & daily fresh baked bread from Walmart ☀️🍊 #ad

  1. Trying to avoid using pronouns of  on your significant other or admirer. 
  2. Trying avoid discussions on race, religion and inequality
  3. Trying to be more more transparent.
  4. Trying to be more neutral
  5. Embracing Diversity
  6. Opening my eyes and now awake
  7. Cautious
  8. Noticing things I didn’t notice before
  9. No longer willing to depend on the media or institutions to educate and cultivate me.
  10. Nervous about Global Warming, Pollution, The World, Economy, The New World Order, Secret Societies, GMOs in our food, Pharmaceutical Companies misleading and poisoning consumers.
  11. Avoiding simple minded people who stuck on pop culture but ignoring what’s going around them that will impact their lives.
  12. Fickle about some new celebrities some people consider be talented actors, singers, divas, legends when the bar has already been set very high.
  13. The Down fall of RnB & Hip Hop
  14. Noticing Idle Minds and lost souls.
  15. Wanting to be more to myself more now than ever and enjoying it but networking with liked minded individuals.
  16. Choosing Organic Local Grown Produce over conventional mishandled toxic produce.
  17. Watching our countries democracy fall.
  18. Choosing American made products.
  19. Reading the labels and ingredients of the products ( Cleaning agents, body care products, etc ) I use in my home.
  20. Avoiding television programs that brain wash us and use mind control.


Business and Pleasure

for: Erin @blacklungsblueeyes

by: Ashley @justanchorandhope

Estefania knows better than to mix business with pleasure. After a few too many chance encounters and the date from hell, she knows she shouldn’t get mixed up with Harry Styles. Still, she has a hard time saying no. Their tangled web of casual sex and unwanted feelings is tested when Estefania finds herself struggling with addiction—an addiction that nearly gets the both of them killed.

word count: 7,360

warning: mentions of sex, drugs, and alcohol

main pairing: Harry Styles/OFC

It doesn’t feel like Halloween. There’s no crisp of fall in the air, no crunch of leaves beneath feet, and no caramel apples to be had. There is, however, a half of a pumpkin smashed in the alley, its guts spewed across the gum-riddled street. It’s rotted and smells of death, which may be the most autumnal thing of all. 

Everything was dying.

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We’ve officially gone GRASS FREE in order to increase the number of crops we grow!

Be sure to get your free, locally sourced produce grown using organic practices right here in DETROIT’s North End community EVERY SATURDAY from 10am-4pm at 7432 Brush St. Detroit, MI 48202

We also host open volunteer workdays during the same time!

No need to sign-up in advance, just show up and stay as long as you want!

All ages, abilities, and group sizes welcome!