Have you ever wondered where your food comes from? With a greater awareness and understanding of health issues and the role our food plays in how we feel, live and age, more people are concerned about the quality of the food they eat and feed their families. People are willing to pay more for organically grown fruits and vegetables and free range eggs. Don’t believe me? Compare the prices, and the taste, the next time you are in the grocery store. You’d think ensuring a good supply of healthy food would be a top priority for the government, wouldn’t you? It doesn’t appear that way.
Stewart Goodwin joins us On The Commons this week. Stewart is an author and the owner of the Elko Poultry Farm and Hatchery in Henrico County, Virginia. The farm is in an area that is not built up and is zoned agricultural. But apparently that concept is a little too simple and straightforward for local government types to comprehend. The county officials, whose job it is to ensure compliance with the county codes and ordinances, seem to be somewhat confused and apparently can’t tell the difference between a chicken and a horse. So they are doing what they do best and that is to issue threats. And when this little war is all over, they may very well end up with egg on their faces. We’ll be keeping up with Stewart and her ” girls” to see how she is doing. I enjoyed “going to the Farm” where the only sounds I could hear were on the phone were Stewart’s roosters crowing to register their dissatisfaction with the county government.
Follow Stewart on Facebook as she fights to protect her property rights and our right to have healthy food.