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Posted: Thu, 03 Jul 2014 at 19:02 PDT
Last Modified: Fri, 04 Jul 2014 at 11:59 PDT
Enjoy a Farm Tour in Petaluma! (Petaluma)
The public is invited to tour Green Goose Farm on Saturday, July 19, from 3:00 to 4:00, followed by a sampling of nutritious traditional foods from 4:00 to 5:00.
This event is sponsored by the Marin and Sonoma chapters of WestonAPrice.org. Eighty years ago, Dr. Price, a practicing dentist and published researcher, found that traditional foods prevent crowded, decayed teeth and other changes in the skeleton, as well as building strong immunity and mental health.
Despite quite different ingredients, ancient cuisines around the world typically included fermented vegetables and proteins. Farm animals were pastured, meals featured animal fat, bone broth, and organ meats. These cultures had little access to sweeteners and never heard of GMOs, antibiotics, artificial colors and preservatives, or growth hormones. Price’s work influenced Adele Davis, Dr. Robert Adkins, SlowFood, and the Paleo movement.
This small family farm less than 5 miles from downtown Petaluma raises heritage sheep, chickens, geese, and turkeys on pasture. Their pigs, also on rotating pasture, get the bulk of their diet from local gleanings like fermented produce, sprouted brewery barley, and dairy from a nearby organic yogurt maker, plus they have access to acorns.
The farm’s restorative practices sequester carbon and build healthy soil, overcoming the thick oat grass thatch built up in 40 fallow years before Rebecca Black and Roy Smith arrived.
As Roy says, “The pig has a plow in the front and a manure spreader in the back end. They do the work for us.” Learn more at GreenGooseFarm.iconosites.com
To get directions, call Chapter co-leader Lauren Ayers at 707-939-9999 or email her at Lauren.Sonoma@gmail.com. The Sonoma Chapter website is: SonomaCountyWAPF.weebly.com
The Marin website is: Web link