PETALUMA (KCBS)— You’ll probably shop for your Thanksgiving turkey at the supermarket. Well, that’s the impersonal approach. But if you want to meet your meat you can go to Tara Firma Farms in Petaluma.
Tara Smith and her husband once sold insurance, but after reading Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma, they decided to become activists.
“The nightmare that most people understand now from feedlots is bad. How those animals are raised, what they eat, it’s horrifying
They opened their own farm where members can come and see what farming is like.
“People can just show up and we take them around for about 45 minutes or so. They can hold a pig, hold a baby chick and they learn the basics,” Smith said.
If you like, you can see an animal develop before it becomes your meal.
“We watch cows and pigs and chickens and turkeys. You get to come and pick up dinner. You can process with us when we do processing,” she said.
I asked one of the “processors” if his boots were red normally. He answered that the red on his boots wasn’t paint.