The last time I began a letter with “big news” was 18 months ago, when we kicked off sales of Homestead Alternatives CBD products. Now, our “big news” is that we are putting Mt. Folly milled grains on the website, expecting that you are “social distancing,” and cooking more at home.
Not only are grits, cornmeal, wheat and buckwheat flour available, but we’ve opened our favorite Southern cookbooks to bring you recipes and serving ideas. We’ve even tape-recorded a great Alabama cook giving you hints about fixing corn muffins (have a listen here).
And I’ve packed some Bloody Butcher corn seed to plant this spring, free with each grain order.
Obviously, I’m enthusiastic about this project. We family farmers want you to think of us when you think of food. In the past 40 years, I’ve been labeled sustainable, organic, regenerative, local, alternative and niche. These labels all point in the direction of “different,” and we certainly are that.
Unlike industrial farms, we have a short supply chain, which we watch with laser focus. Our supply chain has not crumbled, shut down, been contaminated, or stopped. By farming organically, we are not dumping pesticides and herbicides into our waterways. It’s a much more difficult, more costly, way of doing things, and we won’t quit.
We are proud of what we do and take safety during this COVID pandemic seriously. We love to cook and love to eat. I really do take 50mg of Homestead Alternatives CBD at night for a good sleep. This helps with creaky bones the next morning. What we say is what we do.
Thanks so much for being a customer. If you get the chance, please email me during the lock-down and let me know what is on your mind. If there is anything we can do additionally, or if there is something we can improve upon, please let us know. Thanks.
P.S. This photo was taken a short while ago, as I sat on the back porch. It’s long been believed sighting a rainbow is a symbol of good things to come. We’re hanging our hat on that during these times…