Let's talk co-ops! Co-ops are a great model for building a democratic food system rooted in community! Co-ops can take many forms - food co-ops, workers, producers, processors, farmers, fishermen, buying clubs, credit unions, marketing, & more!
Thanks for the advice, fellow Berry! I am a vegetarian, but chickens would be great for eggs if we had space. Unfortunately, we live in a tiny apartment in Portland. We don't have any space outside for planting, & what we have inside is very limited, especially since we have cats that love to munch anything green! In the future we'll have some space for a mini-farm, I hope! Then I'll put your advice to work!
Have never made any of the items you mentioned, nor do I have any sources. I probably am not much help, except that I have a desire to learn. I have just became a vegetarian again after several years of eating meat. However, I think if I could find a local farm that I can trust I would be open to eat beef, pork, chicken in limited quantities.