Hometown Acres is an urban micro-farm located just minutes from downtown Crystal Lake. We grow shoots and microgreens, some of the healthiest food on the planet. Want to know more? Click here!
“Food and medicine are not two different things: they are the front and back of one body. Chemically grown vegetables may be eaten for food, but they cannot be used as medicine.”
-Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution
“The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.”
-Joel Salatin, Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
"I choose not to be a common man. It's my right to be uncommon if I can. I seek opportunity not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I want to take the calculated risk. To dream and to build. To fail and to succeed. I refuse to live from hand to mouth. I prefer the challenges of life than the guarantee of existence. The thrill of fulfillment than the stale calm of utopia. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat. It's my heritage to stand erect. Proud and unafraid. To face the world and say, this I have done."
-Thomas Paine, Common Sense