I interviewed Paul Yoder in Apple Creek, Ohio. His farm sells “100% grassfed beef and lamb, pastured chicken, turkey, pork, eggs…” Mr. Yoder uses no artificial chemicals on his fields or artificial hormones with his livestock. He does everything naturally, or better put “…the way God intended it,” Mr. Yoder says. He also sells shares in his cows, and people in turn get raw milk as well. Milk, Mr. Yoder asserts, that is much healthier than the pasturized and homgenized milk sold in stores. (Pasturization, for instance, kills the good bacteria and enzymes needed to break down the fats and protein, he said.) Mr. Yoder has a circle of health conscious customers from a fairly large radius, as far north as the Cleveland area. He said over the years a trusting relationship has developed between he and his customers, like it was in the old days when local farmers used to grow for local town people. This relationship, he continues, is just as important (if not more) than the actual transactions. It is about building community, as again, there was a lot more of in the old days. Note: Mr. Yoder told me he decided not to use artificial farm chemicals because of the possible detriment to consumer health. Although it was risky financially to begin farming that way, he said doing what was right was more important. I found that extremely refreshing.