The Holidays are nearly upon us - though Thanksgiving Feast prep has already begun in our house. As we roll into the annual era of partaking in wholesome food, wine and other dilectible fare, I wanted to post this video again. Because it is serious, and nothing will change without gaining knowledge, and without us all voting by our gut. Please watch and pass it on, and visit your local farmer markets, and farmers. Why? Because, you talk to your Dr. about your health, your lawyer about legal matters, and your mechanic about your car - why not talk to your farmers about your food? If you know your farmer, you will know your food! Buy local, it matters!
Erin Bradt, 6th+ generation farmer, is co-owner with husband Ray and manager here at Helder~Herdwyck Farm. Located in the Helderberg Mountains of upstate New York, Erin also owned and managed The Wren's Nest, a fiber arts supply business she opened in 2002. Selling a variety of fiber arts equipment and supplies, it is being phased into the Farm business. Erin teaches frame loom weaving and punch-needle rug making, as well as spinning. A 2013 graduate of Holistic Management International's Beginning Women Farmers class and 2014 Annie's Project class, Erin oversees the holistic management and sustainable practices of her family farm. Her fondest endeavor is continuing the introduction of Herdwick sheep to the America's. A valuable breed to the future of agriculture.