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We’re keeping some bintje potatoes for ourselves

By Dean Mullis
Dean Mullis
Dean Mullis writes from Laughing Owl Farm in Richfield.

We are holding back about 80 pounds of our bintje potatoes for ourselves for the winter. We just can’t eat store-bought potatoes. Being a root crop, store-bought potatoes accumulate all the herbicides, fungicides and insecticides sprayed on them via their roots.

Not much going on on the farm. ... We still need to get our garlic planted but Jenifer is now working full time plus at her part-time job.

Gubment interference

The EPA wants to ban our woodstove. The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act aims to put all us local, small-scale organic growers out of business in the next 3-5 years.

I am getting a little tired of it.

Dean Mullis writes from Laughing Owl Farm in Richfield;
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