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Saturday, September 05, 2009 

Dreams of a CSA.....scorched

along with pastures and possible future of Soul Food Farm, that provides the best chicken and the best eggs in the Bay Area according to SF Magazine.

Bonnie Azab Powell at The Ethicurean heartwrenchingly relays the sad news.
The Bay Area’s well-known, much-loved Soul Food Farm was devastated by a fire...

...It would be a terrible shame if the future of Soul Food Farm went up in smoke along with the beautiful grassy pastures in which these birds have pecked and foraged for worms for several years. I say this not only as Alexis’s and Eric’s friend and supporter of several years, but because they are a truly vital part of the still-nascent food chain for local, sustainably raised meat in the Bay Area. Even here, where people get up at dawn for the chance to pay $6 per pound for pastured chicken at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market before Marin Sun Farms sells out of them, getting a pastured chicken to your plate is a tricky business.

...To help get Soul Food Farm access to cash, whether for rebuilding the chicken houses and ordering enough replacement birds to meet their obligations to their existing customers or frankly whatever, with her reluctant permission I’ve set up a PayPal donation account in Alexis’s name, under the new email account firefund@soulfoodfarm.com. Please consider donating whatever you can spare via the PayPal button. You can also go to Paypal.com and send a donation directly via the preceding email address. [Update: Don't be alarmed if PayPal says the account is not yet verified; I need to get Alexis to fill in some details. Also, please note that those who dislike PayPal can also mail a check made out to Soul Food Farm to 6046 Pleasants Valley Rd., Vacaville, CA 95688.]
Hope you can toss a little money...a little chicken scratch their way. It's rewarding to honor and support those who farm "the old fashioned" way...where lives are honored and valued instead of completely commodified.

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