market-farming digest: November 15, 2000

robert schuler sunnfarm at
Fri Nov 17 18:00:38 EST 2000

Hello Marc, Avery is little more than dinnertime entertainment like so many public speakers he
makes the rounds at annual winter agchem dinners, we get alot of these around here and we have

learned to milk them for all they are worth just for the free meal
Avery is just another loud moth like Rush etc.etc. etc., these folks will blow lots of wind for a
price and organics have their fair share of wind blowers I don't take any of them too seriously
just as long as I get a free meal ...
Sunny Meadow Farm
Bridgeton, NJ.

marc at wrote:

> Hello Robert:
> Do you really like Dennis Avery or maybe mad at the farmers who slander big ag but don't want
> to be slandered. I have criticized this myself but if you're a small farmer Dennis Avery is
> not your bud no matter what the other little farmers say or do as he does not discriminate
> about who he's after.
> If it was to SUPPORT the big ag companies then that would be one thing but he attacks,
> manipulates the truth, engages in hyperbole and is untruthful at times to cause market harm
> against small farmers and is paid by the big guys.
> He is kinda like a political activist as he is molesting society in a disproportionate way to
> further an agenda. A large number of small farmers minding their own business are molested by
> him to benefit a few big guys who claim it's for the greatest possible public good.
> They have billions sunk in chemicals and GE and must defend their way of doing business. He's
> their junk yard dog!
> You may be throwing out the baby with the bath water.
> For what it's worth.
> Marc S. Nameth
> >
> > Subject: I like Dennis Avery
> > From: robert schuler <sunnfarm at>
> > Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 13:56:16 -0500
> > X-Message-Number: 10
> >
> > I like Avery and find him no more loony than some folks on the biodynamic side of ag.,
> > what I don't like are thick headed small minded people who refuse to listen to disenting
> > opinions and try to squelch free speech
> >
> > Thirty years ago as a member of the back to the land movement we fought a tough
> > establishment of agricultural bigots but look in the mirror, today we ARE  the
> > establishment, lets take a lesson from the past and not become entrenched ag bigots, but
> > seekers of truth.
> > I have devoted my life to mid Atlantic agriculture and I am very pleased with all the
> > great things going on in this highly diversified ag region and I am proud to be a part
> > of it, we have much to share and this food summit is one more way to do it...
> > Markets are still jumping around here, lots of cole crops and lettuce to be picked, we
> > have yet to get a real killing frost, just started making Christmas greens, the
> > decorative kind not the eating kind, the Balsam looks good from NS. hope it stays that
> > way...
> > Sunny Meadow Farm
> > Bridgeton, NJ.
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