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Fall Update 2013: Breathing Underwater

[singlepic id=181 w= h= float=left]Busy doesn’t come close to describing the situation at Lick Run. We have so many balls in the air it has been difficult to find time to keep the blog updated. Keeping our heads above water has become wishful thinking so it’s about time we start practicing to breathe underwater. The […]

July and August 2013 Update

[singlepic id=170 w=320 h=240 float=left]Good news everyone! Lick Run was recently highlighted in a Roanoke Times article, “Salad Days.” With a great 1/4 page shot of Rick at the farm. We are quite happy with the publicity and positive feedback we have heard. It will be available shortly at our In the Media page. The article […]

June 2013 Update: Open Market, Summer Plantings, and Friends

[singlepic id=163 w=320 h=240 float=left]The month of June has seen a lot of progress. The public market has now been open for a month and we are excited to see so many repeat customers and smiling faces. We would like to extend our gratitude to all those who have supported us at the markets and […]

Peru’s Choice

Peru has completely banned GMO’s in their country for at least the next ten years. This ban, started in December of 2012, removes GMO crops and foods in supermarkets and bans all imports of both produce and seed. Up to this point stores were required to label GMO’s clearly. A recent California ballot measure in […]

GMO – Genetically Modified Organisms

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are living organism that have had their genetic material modified through genetic engineering techniques. There is currently public debate pertaining to the safety of GMO’s, and their widespread use. This conversation stretches from recent efforts in California to require labeling of food that contains GMO’s and the large financial contributions which […]

Food Sovereignty

“According to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) 800 million people suffered from hunger in 1976. Nowadays that figure exceeds 1,000 million. Why?” At the 1996 World Food Summit “food sovereignty” became a battle cry.  It was here where multiple locally organized grassroots groups came together under the name La Via […]