GMO-Free Halloween Candy Bags for Trick-or-Treaters

“GMO FAQs” pamphlet from Non GMO Project along with assorted GMO-free chocolate candy and lollipops. I’m including a note that says “This candy does not contain GMOs” and some Halloween rings and things. Making up 75 bags today. I hope that Hurricane Sandy doesn’t keep the trick-or-treaters away!

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Rally Against Monsanto in Mystic, Connecticut (part 2)

Rally Against Monsanto in Mystic, Connecticut (part 1)

Day 309: Signs for Action Against Monsanto

 

My Ugly Tomato Contest Winner

Day 278: Towards the Sun

Day 274: Backyard Salad in a Locally-Made Blown Glass Bowl

From my garden: cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, basil, oregano & nasturtium

Ugly Tomato Contest

Here is the tomato I am entering in an Ugly Tomato Contest:

I harvested Big Ug last night:

Now I know that I have seen uglier tomatoes, but what want to show with this entry is how “ugly” does not mean inedible. As soon as I finish posting this and emailing my tomato photos to the cool folks at Soulsby Farm, I am sitting down and eating Big Ug with a freshly brewed glass of iced coffee.* An organically-grown, heirloom tomato is way more delicious than some GMO corporate “perfect” non-warty fake food “tomato.” Any day! You don’t even have to grow your own as there are some “imperfect” fabulous fruits and vegetables waiting for you at your local farmers market. What could be more beautiful than eating food that nourishes the earth and supports a real farm instead of a corporate factory, right?

Compost the warts and then dig in!

* Coffee locally-roasted by Ashlawn Farm

No-GMObile Goes to Town

             

The No-GMObile is Ready

Using a windshield “shade” cover, I made this display for when my car is parked at grocery stores, the beach, Main Street, and wherever else there may be people walking by my No-GMObile.

First, I glued on the food labels and pictures that I found by doing image searches. I held back from making an aggressive “Burn ‘Em Out” sort of display because I want to appeal to parents. No matter where we stand politically, we parents want the best for our children.

Then my husband cut out two cardboard strips to fit under the car’s visors. These will hold the display in place and be easy for me to take down and set up when I need to move the car:

   

Just slide the windshield cover onto the cardboard and use the visors to hold everything in place:

And here’s the completed No GMO display:

   

I’ll be taking the NO-GMObile into town this morning. I usually buy food at the locally-owned grocery store but I think I’ll pop into the Big Chain store today just so I can park in their lot for awhile.