Monday, July 12, 2010

Cottage Food Bill Signed into Law!

I'll download photos tonight and write up a post about our exciting adventure this afternoon at that time, but short and sweet, Michigan's Cottage Food Bill was signed into law this afternoon. Dick and I were invited guests at the signing and also interviewed by Michigan Public Radio about how this bill will be good for us as farmers.

The interview will likely be cut to one or two sound bites but I think the interviewer was surprised when he asked what we each did prior to becoming farmers. I told him that I am a Registered Dietitian and that being a Registered Dietitian and farmer may sound like a stretch at first but growing healthy food for our community was a natural step for me as farmers are really our front-line health care practitioners by growing the healthy foods that are a necessary foundation help prevent all the debilitating and expensive chronic diseases.

As soon as the interview is available on-line, I'll provide a link, hopefully tonight when I download the photos.

Now to change clothes and head back out to the farm to keep going with harvesting our garlic bulbs and figuring out just how to get the drying process started with this massive quantity since it may still a week or two before our barn is finished - I hope that next year we are more organized as "second year farmers".  :-)

Cultivate your life - you are what you grow, inch by inch and row by row!

Diana Dyer, MS, RD

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

I can't wait to see the pictures. When will the interview be on?