Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!

Best wishes go out to everyone for the coming year. Thank you for taking the time to pass my way, and to those who have shared your thoughts. I appreciate the new and old “virtual” friends who feel very much more than that. For those who have not seen any snow, some nice pictures in the video,

 

Swat team shuts down Farmer’s Community Picnic

 A distinctive world gives us a superb insight as to how a community picnic is now a thing of the past. Beautifully written with pictures of one heck of a bountiful party, the government shuts it down..Anyone want to bet that Church Potlucks will be a thing of the past as well?

Because this was a gathering of people invited to our farm for dinner, I had no idea that the Health Department would become involved. I received a phone call from them two days before the event informing me that because this was a “public event” (I would like to know what is the definition of “public” and “private”) we would be required to apply for a “special use permit.” If we did not do so immediately, we would be charged a ridiculous fine. Stunned, we immediately Complied. H/T: Carol’s Blog 

  • Some of the prepared food packages did not have labels on them. (The code actually allows for this if it is to be consumed within 72 hours.)
  • Some of the meat was not USDA certified. (Did I mention that this was a farm to fork meal?)
  • Some of the food that was prepared in advance was not up to temperature at the time of inspection. (It was being prepared to be brought to proper temperature for serving when the inspection occurred.)
  • Even the vegetables prepared in advance had to be thrown out because they were cut and were then considered a “bio-hazard”.
  • We did not have receipts for our food. (Reminder! This food came from farms not from the supermarket! I have talked with several chefs who have said that in all their years cooking they have never been asked for receipts. Heads up: The clip does bog down into a natural food promotion.

Full story and pictures A distinctive world

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