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EXETER â€” Where do your fruits, vegetables, and meats come from and how were they raised? Caring about your food sources requires a change in attitude and shopping habits â€“ it often involves stepping away from the grocery store aisles and buying directly from local farmers.
Some farmers, like Ben Coerper and Rachael Slattery of Wild Harmony Farm, intend to teach people how to trace the origins of their food and to make educated choices about how to feed themselves. The couple leases 20 acres where they raise and sell eggs, chickens, turkeys, sheep, pigs, and cattle using chemical-free methods.
The couple said one big problem is the public perception of chicken. Commercial chickens are raised in tiny cages and fed a combination of antibiotics and genetically modified corn, whereas at Wild Harmony Farm, the birds are raised free-range and are fed organic seed.
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