White Crow Ranch SLV

White Crow Ranch SLV Break up your soil for spring, seed it for summer, sow it for fall, sleep for winter, and start over it all over! I am dedicated to the education and expansion of agricultural and self sustainability with in the community, American veterans and patriots alike.
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I believe in order to have a healthy, wise nation with country men and women who wish to grow bountiful in peace and prosperity, must first have clean water and food to do so. Tyranny comes in many forms and most of them in the shape of ‘food.” I am driven to protect our Earth’s sustainability, promoting responsible consumerism and food justice to ensure our future generations have the foundations to prosper and grow through health, education and food awareness. We believe changing the way we farm and eat will revolutionize American Health, well being, and society.

Mission: We are dedicated to our Earth’s sustainability and food justice to ensure our future generations have the foundations to prosper through health, education and food awareness. Our goal is to reach the folks in under-served communities of the SLV. We believe changing the way we farm and eat will revolutionize American Health, mentality, and society.

Operating as usual

10/16/2020

Market season is officially over, and now starts the festivals!

Come join White Crow Ranch SLV @ the Old Cuchera Hotel in the high mountain town 🌲🌲🐺🦌🦊🌲🌲🌲of Cuchera Colorado on 11/14/2020 from 1000-1500.

I will be bringing tomatoes, eggs, herbs honey, and my new fantastic blow your head off Ghost Pepper honey!

Ghost peppers were grown right here on the ranch!
Whaoooo these will tickle your mouth!

See you there!
#outtherecolorado
#cucheracolorado
#skicolorado
#slvfarms
#coloradoproud

10/07/2020

Come Join WCR @ the Blanca Market Fall Harvest Festival!
0900-1700. Music, food crafts, honey and the Apache Creek Fiddlers!

Please wear a mask and be courteous, remember to SD and CVD-19 mandates. Because we follow the rules, we are allowed to have these open air gatherings.

#Coloradoproud
#BlancaMarket
#Coloradofestivals
#getoutandplay
#localfood
#sanluisvalley

We’ve been busy here at the ranch getting ready for the winter season. Pulling beds apart and moving compost to the dome...
10/06/2020

We’ve been busy here at the ranch getting ready for the winter season. Pulling beds apart and moving compost to the dome.

Outside is done for the fall, but the dome is bumping along. Follow us at www.whitecrowranchslv.com
For blog post, tips , forest farming and off grid thriving.

#coloradoproud
#organicintheslv
#coloradofarms
#coloradostrong
#cngproud

It is getting beeeeeeeeeeusy around here!The nectar is flowingand the locals are dropping in.#coloradobees#cngproud#save...
06/15/2020

It is getting beeeeeeeeeeusy around here!
The nectar is flowingand the locals are dropping in.
#coloradobees
#cngproud
#savethebees
#sanluisvalleyfarm

We are what we eat.Are you a leafy green soul?Or a cheesy poof?
05/21/2020

We are what we eat.

Are you a leafy green soul?
Or a cheesy poof?

The food we grow, how we grow it, and the food we eat have tremendous implications not just for our waistlines but also for our communities, the planet, and the global economy. ⁣

Our diet is the number one cause of death, disability, and suffering in the world. Our food has dramatically transformed over the last 100 years, and even more radically over the last 40 years, as we have eaten a diet of increasingly ultra processed foods made from a handful of crops (wheat, corn, soy).⁣

If poor diet is the biggest killer on the planet, I was forced to ask, what is the cause of our food and the system that produces it? This led to a deep exploration of the entire food chain, from seed to field to fork to landfill, and the harm caused at each step of the journey. ⁣

The story of food shocked me, frightened me, and drove me to write my latest book, Food Fix, to find the possibility of redemption from the broken system that is slowly destroying the people and things we love most. ⁣

Learn more: FoodFixBook.com⁣

A year ago...
05/17/2020

A year ago...

Armed Forces Day Feature #2:

Today would have been the day that our 2020 recipients of Tractor Supply Co. gift cards would be celebrated with a shopping excursion at their local store. But COVID has pushed that timeline back into the summer. We hope to make the award notifications the first week of June.

In the meantime – since no shopping is happening today – we are doing a throwback to last year’s 2019 TSC shopping day with some photos of the fanfare.

Throughout the day we are highlighting several FVC members who received $1,000 gift cards last year, and give you a little glimpse into “where they are now”.

Next up: Charity Ann Grable

Charity Ann had to be one of the most enthusiastic shoppers there was on TSC day 2019. Just check out her pictures below for the photo evidence!

Charity Ann served 6 years in the Navy, including multiple deployments in the Middle East.

She’s an alumni of the Archi's Acres program and went on to establish White Crow Ranch SLV, a microfarm in Southern Colorado. Her farm is in a USDA recognized food desert.

Update yesterday from Charity Ann:
“Wow how the time flies when you’re having fun in the soil! I’m pleased to say White Crow Ranch is growing slowly and steadily. We’ve successfully hatched out our fifth batch of chicks to expand our flock and increase our organic egg production.

Last year I ran through the TSC like a horse loose in the hay field!

I would estimate most of my grant went towards chicken feed. I am a 💯 % organic farmer and certified by the state of Colorado as a small egg producer, and certified by Naturally Grown as well. So you can imagine I have a higher feed cost to keep me legit.

I also picked up a new muck rake head for the horse paddock, a walled canopy for my farmers markets, gloves, equestrian related items and more tools.

The purchase with the $1,000 grant money helped subsidize my starting cost. I was able to put it towards feed and much needed minor equipment, while I used other funds to pay for my state and natural certifications.

This Spring we hit the ground running, as soon as the COVID was announced I knew I’d have to kick my little farm into high gear. With the help of a brave farm runner, we’ve expanded the beds, built a squash crawl, added more greens beds and got the drip irrigation working.

I’ve got hoops over my beds, and we’re adding hail netting to help protect our crop from the reality of Colorado weather.

Each year I’m already planning the next season while I’m getting my transplants into the ground. We have a 16 tray fodder we’re getting set up under our smart shade I also picked up with my grant money last year!

I see the sun setting on the horizon this evening with the threat of a thunderstorm looming to my south, what I’m looking at is next years’ beds, waiting as a stack of local timber cuts logs along my side road. How much more can I grow? I ask myself this each day.

And each day. I plant more.”

05/16/2020

Looking for local fresh sources of Valley raised meats?
Check out Bountiful Meats!

Help them by contacting your local state representatives and push for direct sales from small meat processing and packaging companies

Wear out those boots by walking that walk!

https://www.bountifulmeats.com

We need better realistic regulations for the small meat processor!#coloradolocal#sanluisvalley#coloradofarms#HEROact
05/15/2020

We need better realistic regulations for the small meat processor!

#coloradolocal
#sanluisvalley
#coloradofarms
#HEROact

I had a great visit at Bountiful Ventures today. The owner Mitchell Buhr said they have been busy lately, which is a good thing, but he also voiced some concerns over the timeframe to get licensed and start operating a facility such as his. He also had some great ideas on how to better support our small businesses- one example was allowing processing facilities like his to sell packaged meat directly to the consumer.
Let’s continue to support small family businesses and buy local products!

https://www.bountifulmeats.com/

We talk about shopping and supporting our local community... time to put your money where your mouth is folks.Meet Mr Do...
05/14/2020

We talk about shopping and supporting our local community... time to put your money where your mouth is folks.

Meet Mr Don Martinez of Martinez Shoe Repair in Alamosa on state street.
This guy is great, he took a look at my boots and said...
“Little patching and some oil and I can fix these right up!”

I’m a boot monster. I destroy themmmmmm from the amount of labor, miles, mud, horse and chicken manure. After driving from bother and yonder being told “I don’t fix cheap boots” by one old timer, I had given up.

Then, by chance I saw the open sign.

Martinez SHOE repair!

He’ll have three pairs repaired and a set of work gloves ready next week!

#shoplocal
#alamosa
#bootrepair
#realcowgirl

10 days at the ranch and they are pulling comb and are busy busy ladies!#planbee#coloradobees#smallcoloradofarms#slvfarm...
05/12/2020

10 days at the ranch and they are pulling comb and are busy busy ladies!

#planbee
#coloradobees
#smallcoloradofarms
#slvfarm
#whitecrowranchslv

If you are a large producer and or can meet the USDA requirements , please consider applying for this program before you...
05/01/2020
USDA Farmers to Families Food Box | Agricultural Marketing Service

If you are a large producer and or can meet the USDA requirements , please consider applying for this program before you till-under, slaughter or forgo planting this year!

You can still get paid and help the community.

🤠🥬🐔🐝🌱🐮🐥🐟🌶💪🏼🏠
#USDA
#Coloradofarms
#Slvfarmers
#foodforall

As part of the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program Secretary Perdue announced on April 17 that the USDA is exercising authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to purchase and distribute up to $3 billion of agricultural products to those in need. USDA will partner with regional and...

Yo! Farmers, get your stuff sold!
04/28/2020
USDA Farmers to Families Food Box | Agricultural Marketing Service

Yo! Farmers, get your stuff sold!

As part of the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program Secretary Perdue announced on April 17 that the USDA is exercising authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to purchase and distribute up to $3 billion of agricultural products to those in need. USDA will partner with regional and...

04/27/2020

You think TP shortages were a problem!?
61,000 egg laying hens were euthanized. Meat processing plants are shutting down, 2 million meat birds were slaughtered and dumped. Milk is going in the gutters and produce is rotting by the tons in fields because big AG is crippled when their massive contracts are lost.

Instead of getting that food to the people, they’re taking the cash from the feds.

You think 5$ is expensive for a dozen of organic fed and naturally raised eggs. Wait and see when the gaps in production and distribution finally come to a head.

Start demanding better funding and support for your small farmers and ranchers.

#coloradofarms
#stopbigag
#veteranfarmers
#covid19

04/17/2020
La Veta Farmers Market

“In 1977 there were so many excess peaches the farmers dumped them on Governor Jerry Browns lawn!” Until then it was illegal in California to sell produce directly to the consumer.
#foodforall
#farmersmarket
#coloradofarmersmarkets

Time for a short history lesson today.

First, what exactly is a farmers market? The USDA defines it as: “a multi-stall market at which farmer-producers sell agricultural products directly to the general public at a central or fixed location, particularly fresh fruits and vegetables (but also meat products, dairy products, and/or grains).”

In addition to produce, meat, etc., vendors can also sell prepared foods, plants, flowers, baked goods, and even craft items. Generally, there is a requirement that all products sold must be local. Of course, the term “local” is subject to interpretation.

Food is undoubtedly the most important commodity sold at a farmers market. The idea behind farmers markets is that the middleman – the grocery store – is cut out of the equation. You’re buying fresh produce straight from the growers themselves.

Farmers markets date all the way back to Egypt over 5,000 years ago. Farmers along the Nile came together to sell their fresh produce.

The first farmers market in the United States opened in 1634 in Boston, Massachusetts. Many markets began following: Hartford in 1643, New York City by 1686, and Philadelphia in 1693, to name a few.

During the 1700s, 1800s, and the first half or so of the 1900s, grocery stores gained in popularity; consequently, interest in farmers markets fell.

In the 1970s, the public began to remember the quaintness of farmers markets, and all the access to fresh, healthy foods they provided. Fresh, healthy, and easy-to-prepare foods became the priority for housewives and their families.

During the late 1970s, a peach harvest surplus inspired lawmakers to allow farmers markets in California. Prior to that time, state regulators outlawed the sale of produce outside of commercial markets. The laws regarding the packaging and selling of produce were very strict.

In 1977, there were so many peaches that farmers were unable to sell, they dumped their excess on the state capitol lawn. Jerry Brown, governor of California at the time, allowed an exemption for farmers to sell produce at farmers markets. This shift in food laws yielded to the creation of markets such as the Gardena Farmers Market, one of the first farmers markets in Southern California.

The appeal of farmers markets took another great leap between 1994 and 2008, when the number of operating markets rose 300% during that 14 year time frame. Farmers markets have only continued to expand in numbers over the years.

Today, farmers markets are as commonplace in a community as a grocery store. They can be as small as only three to four vendors, or as large as hundreds of farmers coming together.
The biggest farmers market in the world is in Tokyo, and boasts over 1,700 stalls.

Farming sometimes feels like magic, but it really is grounded in Earth and Astronomy sciences.Biodynamic farming is the ...
04/17/2020
Biodynamic Sowing and Planting Calendar for april 2020

Farming sometimes feels like magic, but it really is grounded in Earth and Astronomy sciences.

Biodynamic farming is the principle of growing food within the rhythms and patterns of Mother Nature. Working with her and better growing technology gives any farmer a leg up into that draft horse known as crop planning!

Knowing when to give your seeds the best chance at fast strong growth is the key to farming success.

#biodynamicfarming
#whitecrowranchslv
#farmingslv

Biodynamic calendar for april 2020 contains instructions that allow you to plan the work in the garden so that plant growth was supported by the power of the Moon.

I pick up my Gals in May.
04/16/2020

I pick up my Gals in May.

Deluxe Set up Plan Bee Hive with Nuc Stand two deeps 20 frames one honey super 10 frames inter cover full Metal lid inter feeder with two floats Jacket gloves smoker j hook bee brush mite treatment 575.00 www.bees-bees-bees.com

Taking orders for straight run mixed flock chicks.4$ each. Will be ready in early May.Place orders via PMLimited number ...
04/12/2020

Taking orders for straight run mixed flock chicks.
4$ each. Will be ready in early May.

Place orders via PM
Limited number in run.
Minimum order is 3 chicks.

04/12/2020

🤠You follow me!? ❤️Why not like me!?
Welcome to White Crow Ranch SLV.
Home of the first biodynamic farm and geo dome in the Trinchera Ranches. 🌲🌲

We grow produce and fresh free range eggs for our local markets and CSA customers.

You can also find us @ Rendezvous BBQ in Fort Garland! And the Le Veta Farmers Market in season.

Can’t wait to meet y’all!

Slavery was abolished Jan 31, 1865.Now the fed want to slash 2.5 million farm workers pay to “stimulate “ agricultural w...
04/12/2020
White House Seeks To Lower Farmworker Pay To Help Agriculture Industry

Slavery was abolished Jan 31, 1865.
Now the fed want to slash 2.5 million farm workers pay to “stimulate “ agricultural while giving the same farms millions in subsidies.

We are at critical mass with the abusive tendencies towards agriculture workers.

Everyone will suffer except for the fat cats.

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is working with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to see how wage rates for immigrant farmworkers can be reduced. Critics say doing so will hurt all workers.

04/08/2020
Ryus Avenue Bakery

La Veta bakery changing hours.

To our very loyal customers: we still need to cut some costs so in addition to changing our hours we will only offer breads on Saturday (as well as our pastries, cookies, and other offerings). Our selection will be:
Cranberry Walnut
Sourdough
Whole wheat sandwich bread
Jalapeño cheese
Baguette
I still have a freezer full of day old bread which we will sell at a discount tomorrow.
Once we return to normal we’ll return to our regular hours and bread schedule.

03/24/2020
Online Survey Software | Qualtrics Survey Solutions

Colorado says... Farmers Markets are ESSENTIAL business for our communities. While Costilla county supports our efforts, other communities are not as lucky.

If you are a market manager or setting up a farmers stand, check this out.

3/27 will be a conference call with the Colorado Farmers Markets Association.

Check out the poll below to voice your opinion!

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I got my first tarragon at a plant swap last year. I’m hooked on this sweet aromatic herb.Eaten raw or in a vinegar wash...
03/24/2020
Tarragon - The King of Herbs - Benefits and Uses - Holistic Kenko

I got my first tarragon at a plant swap last year. I’m hooked on this sweet aromatic herb.

Eaten raw or in a vinegar wash has amazing health benefits.

It is good for the heart and the liver.
It is an antibacterial, anti parasitic and antiviral.
Tarragon is in the sunflower family. Loves long hot days and well drained soil.

#herbsforlife
#farmacy
#growyourhealthcare

Tarragon is a great addition to any meal. An antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it is a potent bitter and is shown to aid in digestion and liver function.

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White Crow Ranch
Fort Garland, CO
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I'm a Navy Veteran with 15 years of traditional Western medicine. I've spent the last five years dedicating my life to a clean happy life style. I gave up wheat, dairy, eggs, milk-sugar ( processed) candy, soda...GMO and conventional produce. I'm living proof that a change in diet can change our mindset, which in turn changes our entire world. Join me in the ever constant struggle to live in peace and harmony with our fellow beings in a world often set on turmoil and disruption. Through courageous growth and ideals we can change ourselves and the planet.

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