- This article from March 27, 2013 describes local folks raising backyard chickens. We can't really do that kind of thing in Centerpointe for a number of reasons which I won't get into right now, but...
|Ain't happenin' in our microscopic back yards, but I have been encouraging a couple of local churches that sit on large parcels of land to consider a chicken-sharing venture. Facilities like that are better equipped not to violate local ordinances or deed restrictions in the process. And plenty of local folks would love to receive non-factory-farmed eggs. And we don't have to drive too far to get to our local churches, so the distributional barriers are fairly easy to overcome.|
- This article from March 31, 2013 described Galveston's Own Farmers Market, Moon Dog Farms which is just a few miles from us in Santa Fe (sounds like a future mini-road trip), Angry Dips and Market Street Foods of Galveston, which doesn't seem to have its own website right now, Island Aquaponics also of Galveston, and Tabella at Clear Creek Winery, a farm-to-table restaurant which I will definitely be checking out.
|I've never been to Galveston's farmers market, but I've been told it's pretty good. The Clear Lake Shore Farmers Market is probably the most accessible to "north county" and many Clear Lake residents, although Erma's does have a north-of-lake market.|
- This article from yesterday's paper describes the Rawfully Organic Co-Op. Its current distributional matrix unfortunately isn't really within striking distance of most Clear Lakers / Galveston County-ers, but its founder is reportedly presenting at this conference in Galveston tomorrow.
|An internet meme quoting self-professed Libertarian environmentalist Joel Salatin, developer of Polyface Farm, which is located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I would credit the meme source if I knew who had created it.|