last year's green bean harvest ready to be canned
I am going to participate in weighing my garden harvest this year in order to document how much I actually produced and what the value of what I produced is. Please read this short interesting article on how to measure your produce at http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2913710/weighing_your_garden_harvest.html?cat=32
I am going to use my kitchen scale that a picked up new and in the box at a yard sale last summer. I am thrilled I finally have a use for it. A couple of days ago I picked the first rhubarb of the season and weighed it. It was just less than one pound so I picked a couple more stalks to even it out. My neighbor, Maggie, picked some so now I have harvested 1.5 pounds. The plants were given to me a couple of seasons ago. The farmer's market was selling organic rhubarb for $4.25/lb and the grocery store had it for $3.50. So now I have an imaginary $8.50 to use for new plants.
Please read the article and think about doing this simple documentation this year. We all need to eat more home grown veggies and send the message to Monsanto (boo hiss) that we do not want genetically altered, chemically fertilized food on the shelves and in our bodies.
I watched Food Inc again the other night and I am working on consciously choosing to stop buying foods with corn products. I have not been able to give up my Doritos yet but I am working on making more things at home.