April 26, 2012
This documentary examines the current state of America's food supply, and suggests that the over-industrialization of food production is making the nation sicker by the moment. The documentary analyzes the proliferation of chemical additives in "natural" foods, looks at the relationship between the lack of nutrients in the American diet and the nation's rising health care costs, and offers tips for system detoxification. ~ Carly Wray, Rovi
January 26, 2012
Only after the last tree is cut down...
The last of the water is poisoned...
The last animal destroyed...
Only then will you realize that you can not eat money.
-Cree indian prophecy
This is a documentary called, "A River of Waste"
A heart-stopping new documentary, A RIVER OF WASTE exposes a huge health and environmental scandal in our modern industrial system of meat and poultry production. Some scientists have gone so far as to call the condemned current factory farm practices as "mini Chernobyls." In the U.S. and elsewhere, the meat and poultry industry is dominated by dangerous uses of arsenic, antibiotics, growth hormones and by the dumping of massive amounts of sewage in fragile waterways and environments. The film documents the vast catastrophic impact on the environment and public health as well as focuses on the individual lives damaged and destroyed.
December 14, 2011
Farmer Maps now accepts farms GLOBALLY!
I've introduced code that will maps your farm wherever you are in the world.
September 15, 2011
Vanishing of the Bees - Beekeeper Leaks EPA Document
What would happen to farming if there were no bees? Seriously?
What can you do?
Take the time and energy to understand the issues so that as we debate these question in public we have an informed public who can engage those discussions.
July 11, 2011
Documentary about factory farms waste.
This documentary looks at the potential hazards caused by factory farms in the United States, particularly by waste disposal. Beginning with a history of the American food system, River of Waste shows its evolution to large-scale corporate farms where pollution and use of growth hormones threaten both individual health and the future of our planet.
March 23, 2010
If you can eliminate the rush to run for food... food tastes better.
Farmer Maps uses GPS coordinates to show you your options to pick delicious food thats probably growing next to you right now.
Farmer Maps integrates you with farms to provide a user experience where you control to watch farm activity around you, or set harvest reminders for any product on any farm in our database.
Farmers have free access so they can use Farmers Maps to save and keep track of each season for each of their products. Farmers always project their seasons early and save their dates early in the new year, then get reminded automatically 2 weeks before harvest to confirm their dates for a chance to make a better harvest prediction.
The accuracy of haverst dates sets up the next step:
One good week before harvest, you are reminded with a link back to Farmer Maps where you have time to read the farmer's hours of operation & review Google Directions to the farm (with farmer-set GPS accuracy !!)
Restaurants will have an edge with Farmer Maps simplicity. Chefs will love this in their busy lives. You only need to spend a night scanning the farms around you and watch only the products you want to cook with. When the ingredients are ready, you have a week to prepare to get it at it's best !!
Joining doesn't ask any private questions and takes 30 seconds. You should join today because even if you've viewed the farms around you from the home page, we can begin to let you know when new farms in your area are added new to Farmer Maps.
February 17, 2010
Trailer for Fresh
"There is a new vision of the future that we don't have to wait for - it's a decision that you and I can make right now"
Can Farmer Maps change the future? I believe it can.
I like to imagine a future where maybe a quarter of the people in your closest city get notification emails when your crops are ready. This is my vision. This could change everything.
February 10, 2010
Trailer for Food Inc.
"There are no seasons in the American super market" & "There are just 3 or 4 companies that are controlling all the meat"
- Farmers: Please add your farm today so we can help consumers find your farm and find your products, so they may learn where to find you when your fresh food is available.
January 16, 2010
I just added a forum specifically for farmers. If you add a farm to Farmer Maps, you'll see a new menu option for the Farmer Forums.
Im hoping to learn from farmers in this forum.
January 14, 2010
"We are all connected through agriculture."
-Farmer Maps will increase those connections.
"Most of the farms that are out there operate themselves like big businesses."
- Farmer Maps is a new powerful tool only possible through the Internet. If you need assistance adding your farm, please contact support.
January 12, 2010
We've officially launched. We're looking for farmers to add their farms. If there's no farms in your area right now, we're going to show you what to expect when there are.
This is similar to what Farmer Maps home page will look like when there is at least one farm in your area (click to view picture full size.)
When you come to Farmer Maps, farms are displayed in your area. The map will automatically zoom in or zoom out to fit all the farms on it. The map is a nice snapshot and you'll see where farms are relative to your home location.
Farmers are also listed above the map in order of their distance from you. You can see all the products these farms sell and when you click any product you'll see more information which could include price, more description and availability.
Farmer Maps also lists all products available now, in your area. This is a great way to find local products very quickly.
To the right is the view from clicking on a farm. This contains all products information, hours of operation and accurate driving directions from your home.
Read all about this farm here, in the farmer's words. We encourage farms to provide a picture of their farm taken from the road, so when you pull up you know just what to look for. We provide you with GPS coordinates so you can put them into your GPS device if you have one.
All of the farmer's products are listed here. The most exciting feature is being able to watch products, where you can set-it-and-forget-it. Farmer Maps will automatically email you when products are available, so you'll never miss products when they are at their peak of freshness. Watching a product also keeps you up-to-date with prices changes, changes in availability dates and more. Read the about page.
If you add farms to your favorites, you'll also keep up-to-date with member comments. Here you can read reviews or stories about how people enjoyed the animals and experiences at the farm.
Farmers can add as many pictures as they want. We might see pictures of their products, their animals, their inventory, pictures of families, crafts and more!
The marker on the map is placed there by the farmer. You can even see the satellite image of the farm! Forget rural route numbers and confusing country addresses, Farmer Maps directions will take you to the exact spot you see to find your favorite farms.
Please read the about page for a complete list of features offer both farmers & you, the consumer.
January 2, 2010
This is where we keep our news, events, and anything that moves. We'll post questions & answers here too.
To start things off, our email address is [email protected]