[Market-farming] Cross country trip planned. Like to connect w/other market farmers.
burkholders at glenecofarm.com
Fri Jan 24 19:15:14 EST 2014
Yes, Marlin has the lifetime Senior pass. That is such a gift. We learned
that each car pass to get into the Grand Canyon National Park costs $25.00.
When Marlin reserved a camp space in the park, his pass # reduced our
campsite fee by 50%. What a gift from our government!
On 1/23/14 7:28 AM, "Thomas P Hurtgen" <hurtgenmeadows at gmail.com> wrote:
> Marlin, If over 62, you can purchase a lifetime Senior pass for all NP for
> $10 need just one per vehicle. Safe travels. Tom
> Thomas P Hurtgen
> hurtgenmeadows at gmail.com
> On Jan 22, 2014, at 8:54 PM, Marlin Burkholder <burkholders at glenecofarm.com>
>> Cross country trip planned. Like to connect w/other market farmers.
>> Hello everyone,
>> This coming summer my wife and I have decided to take off four months from
>> our lifetime of farming and take a RV trip around the country from VA through
>> the south and southwest to CA and north to the pacific northwest and back
>> through the upper mid west to home. We want to visit a number of relatives
>> and friends along the way and a number of national parks. My son has agreed
>> to run the farm and with the help of neighbors and loyal CSA members, keep
>> the CSA, on farm PYO, and farmers' market stand going.
>> We plan to leave from VA's Shenandoah Valley on April 26 with first stops in
>> western NC and Nashville TN. We will then head for the Ozarks in AR and MO,
>> dip a little northward towards eastern KS, and then to northern NM and AZ.
>> We will then drift northeast towards CO for a reunion at Colorado Springs
>> over July 4 weekend before heading west again via northern UT, NV, and
>> central CA. After San Francisco we want to head northward to OR and WA before
>> swinging through MT and eastward through SD and on through IA and the mid
>> west to home by late August.
>> Here are some of our destinations:
>> * Smoky Mountains NP Ozarks Tall grass
>> prairie preservation park KS
>> * Baker Creek Seeds MO Grand Canyon NP Several natl parks in
>> Southern UT
>> * Mesa Verde NP Rocky Mtn NP Great Salt Lake
>> * Yosemite NP Sequoia and Redwoods NPs San Francisco
>> * Crater Lake NP Mt St Helens
>> Columbia River Gorge
>> * Yellowstone NP?? Glacier NP
>> Badlands-Mt Rushmore
>> One of the goals for this trip is to spend some significant time away from
>> the humid eastern states climate and to see if my health improves in the
>> drier west. I have been suffering for years from suspected environmental
>> mold sensitivity and more recently, Lyme disease. A major part of my healing
>> strategy is avoiding toxic exposures, trying to get some of the lifetime
>> toxic buildup out of my body, and following a healthy diet low in processed
>> foods, additives, and toxic residues. Since I have been farming sustainably
>> for the past 20 years I have been enjoying a healthier than the average
>> American diet and would like to continue doing so while on this trip. Eating
>> healthy while on the road looks challenging and I see myself missing those
>> tasty heirloom tomatoes, fresh greens, and raw milk. I would like to seek
>> out small town ³Mom and Pop² eateries, farmers¹ markets, and organic produce
>> farms as we travel. We will be glad to pull some weeds or pick beans, or do
>> whatever in order to keep ourselves nourished with healthy food.
>> If anyone along our loosely planned itinerary would like to have a visit from
>> us and a little free labor let us know by responding to this post or
>> contacting us off list. We will be in a small RV so wouldn¹t need to impose
>> on anyone for a place to sleep. Merely having a few places to park the RV
>> without paying a campsite fee would be worth a lot to us in exchange for
>> helping you out and sharing some camaraderie.
>> Marlin Burkholder
>> email: burkholders at glenecofarm.com <x-msg://firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> phone: 540 833 8802
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