I began to ramble about why I was here: my quest for better knowledge about the American food system, and modern life that the self-sufficient Amish seem to offer an enviable alternative. Excerpt 4.
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Nine miles east of Marshfield, Vermont is where I traveled to visit Wellspring Farm. The farm is surrounded by gentle rolling hills and the swift Winooski River. Excerpt 3.
I had just finished biking 30 miles in the hot summer sun and so I decided it was appropriate to take a quick rest on the dilapidated porch and admire the lush pastures speckled with beautiful dandelions that swayed gently in the cool breeze. Excerpt 2.
Why did I spend 5 months pedaling 4,300 miles across the country to rediscover our food system? Excerpt 1.
David E. Gumpert reports and writes about health and food issues. He is the author of The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America’s Emerging Battle Over Food Rights, which includes a preface by Joel Salatin. His popular blog, The Complete Patient, has over the last five years been instrumental in launching a national discussion about government-imposed […]