The crew at 3 Boys Farm extend a warm holiday welcome to our newest customers:
We're honored and excited! Be sure to look for 3 Boys Farm organic greens, tomatoes, herbs, and more when you visit these wonderful establishments.
It's not NICE to fool Mother Nature!
If they work as advertised, the varieties could be quite useful in droughts of low to moderate intensity. Their utility in the crucible that much of the central and western United States is expected to become, however, will likely be limited.
It’s a far cry from traits like Bt pesticide production and Roundup herbicide tolerance. Those are powerful and ubiquitous, the agricultural analogues of blockbuster drugs, and have dominated company research efforts. “They are incredibly large products, and that’s why the companies have emphasized them,” said agricultural economist Greg Graff of Colorado State University.
Given the costs of developing new products, agriculture companies, just like drug companies, focus on those with the biggest payoffs. As for drought tolerance, said Graff, “We haven’t been trying that hard for that long.”As you know, 3 Boys Farm is a largely hydroponic facility--we are, by definition, water-users.
What can we do to ensure the water we DO get from our environment is put to its highest use?
Can we significantly reduce the amount of water we drain from the earth by capturing it from the sky, and saving it?
How can we prevent wasting water?For answers to those questions, take a peek at the video at the top of the sidebar.-->
"Farmers markets are a critical ingredient to our nation's food system," USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan said. "These outlets provide benefits not only to the farmers looking for important income opportunities, but also to the communities looking for fresh, healthy foods."
After 18 years of steady increases, the number of farmers markets across the country now registered with the USDA is 7,864. In 1994, there were 1,744. Organizations such as Slow Food, founded in 1989 to counter fast-food, junk-food lifestyles, first ignited consumer demand for fresh, local produce.