Food Safety- a Real Homeland Security Issue The events of one terrible day cleaved 2001 into two distinct eras.  Prior to 9/11, “community” and “support” were rather ethereal terms in our private and very complicated lives. Since 9/11, communities have been coming together and there has been solidarity in shared grief, mutual support, and patriotism. Yet, current events now lend to privacy violations, useless airport security checks,...

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From Pasture to Plate- by John Myers, Farmer and Entrepreneur

From Pasture to Plate- by John Myers, Farmer and Entrepreneur

John and Ginger Myers operate Evermore Farm, a grass-based diversified livestock farm in Westminster, Md. John grew up milking cows on a Registered Guernsey dairy farm. After a brief stint in college, he launched his own dairy operation, has worked both nationally and internationally as a professional compost consultant, and now spends his time between consulting, farming, and playing with his...

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The Next Set of “Tweener” Years

I recently had a birthday; one that started a new decade in my life. I’ve just entered my third set of “tweener” years.  I spent my first thirty years getting an education, becoming an adult, and starting a family.  Years 30-60 were heavily engaged in raising the family and devoting considerable energies to my “work” life, which included launching this farm.  I am absolutely sure the best crop John and I ever raised is our...

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And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night…Luke 2:8

At Evermore Farm we have beef, sheep, chickens, and hogs; and also numerous cats and dogs.  John and I come from a dairy farming background.  So, I’m not sure why, but sheep were the first animals we added to our pastures when we established Evermore Farm.  They were smaller than cattle, ate less, and I could handle them by myself. Since then, we’ve really become fond of our sheep.  It’s a beautiful sight to see the green pastures...

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Getting My “Daniel Boone” Degree

Can’t teach an old dog new tricks.  Never too late to learn. True students never graduate, they just keep learning. These are all sayings that go through my mind as I reflect on what’s been happening at the farm during the spring and summer of 2012. I’ve been working on what I call my “Daniel Boone Degree”.  Lessons I’ve learned at the farm over the past few months include:   how to castrate pigs and stitch up mistakes, how to...

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A Working Farm is a Thing of Beauty

We’ve spent the last 9 months in anticipation and waiting.  Planning, wondering, calculating, and making lots of decisions. It’s all part of the process of converting a wonderful farm that we are now leasing back from commodity cropping to grassland farming.  The Bryson family, the owners of Father’s Care Farm, approached us with the offer of leasing and converting their 80-acres of good land into a working livestock farm. Their farm is...

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