On the day after Thanksgiving, I invite us to connect once again with gratitude for the wonderful food we all shared yesterday, as well as for the farmers who grew this food for us. One of our goals at Dr. Cowan’s Garden is to help small farms become Demeter-certified (the organization that certifies biodynamic farms). This not only supports the Demeter label world wide, but it also ensures that the farms that supply our produce maintain the highest standards possible.
Today’s short video features Red Range Farm in western Pennsylvania. This husband-and-wife team grows the peppers that become our beautiful, flavorful Pepper Salt. They also grow Honeynut Squash for our Winter Squash and Threefold Sweet powders. By providing a steady market to them, we have helped them take steps toward obtaining Demeter certification. With your support, we can change and regenerate our farms and our lands one farm at a time.
Tom Cowan, M.D.
Happy Spring, everyone! As I type this on an early Sunday morning, we are having a beautiful early spring here in the Northeast. Our new garden fence is up, the garden beds are slowly being made, the greenhouse is nearly finished, and seedlings are in the greenhouse planter boxes. For me, spring represents many things, but on a completely practical level it means the transition from “exercise” to doing actual work with my body. Shoveling, pushing a wheel barrow through mud, pitch forking hay — these are my favorite ways to work up a sweat and start the day.