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“Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.”

–Paulo Freire 

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  1. Siobhan O'Donnell said

    I found your site tonight and want to THANK YOU VERY MUCH for what you are doing!!! I have been trying to find a resource for humanely raised eggs for years and hope that you will be able to finish your site regarding this. I live in Palm Beach County Florida and would be extremely grateful if you know of any humane egg farmers that sell to the public. I would help advertise and promote them if there are any.
    Thank you!

  2. Hello Siobahn O’Donnell!

    Your comment means a lot to us! It is so good for us to know that you are out there, in Florida, making the true commitment to humane practice. Certainly this commitment is not convenient, but it means everything. Thank you for all that you are doing. Every little bit means a lot.

    A couple of things we want to tell you: First, our research is unfortunately going to move pretty slowly for the next few months. It happens that all of us at Know How It Grows Ohio work in the field of education. So, now that the school year has started up again, we are up to our ears in lesson plans and preparations. We are still sticking to humane eating of course, and getting our food from the farms, but the larger Know How It Grows Project will move slowly until probably the next break in the k-12 schoolyear, around November/December.

    However, we were so moved by your comment and really wanted to shelve our schoolwork and start researching farms in Florida! For now, though, this is the little bit that we have to start you out with: Certified Humane (a GREAT, WONDERFUL program!) has a number of Florida farms and markets listed, and you really can put a lot of faith in that label. They do annual scientific- and veterinarian-led inspections of farms and slaughterhouses. However, it appears that their listings, like ours, are coming along. For Florida, they do not yet have a listing specifically for eggs, although the farms and venues that are listed there may very well offer humanely produced eggs even though they are not listed yet ). You can see their Florida recommendations at http://www.certifiedhumane.org/where08.asp .

    Our other suggestion for now is that you consider ordering eggs shipped from Red Rosa Farm in Indiana if possible. We have not seen this farm yet, but we have been communicating with the farmer there, and we sure do wish we had a farm like hers here Ohio! It is a unique no-kill farm, where the birds are considered “friends” and are treated with tremendous love. When the ducks and hens become too old to be good producers, they are retired and live to a ripe old age there on the farm. They also raise alpacas, quails, and guineas, along with some garlic. And, their gourmet product appears to be superior; word is that the eggs always arrive to their destination in excellent condition. Red Rosa Farm is now listed with Local Harvest, and we are eager to get them listed with Know How It Grows! Anyway, here is where you can order from their Local Harvest listing: http://www.localharvest.org/store/M6368

    But we will try to get someone working on your area ASAP, Siobahn! In fact, if you decide to just do the research yourself, you could get the ball rolling for us. We would suggest that you could begin by looking up those Florida listings that are Certified Humane, and then calling or emailing those farms and markets to ask some of the questions that we have listed on our homepage. (If you’re shy just do it anyway. We felt shy at first, too.) But of course, if you cannot do that right now, we will keep working on it, stay tuned!

    Take good care till then Siobahn. Keep on talking with us. Your gentle heart is what the world needs.

    Yours Truly,
    sonamdolma and jndryden

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