The First VF Staff Meeting!

We had our first ever Victorian Farmstead Staff Meeting on Monday. I know that doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it was kind of momentous for me. I have sat in hundreds of staff meetings over the years. I have been staff and led staff. They have been held in...

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Tenure: Apathy At It’s Finest!

I have spent a lot of time contemplating the concept of tenure lately. It is a concept so foreign to me and recently I have had to face it and all it’s ugliness with my son and wife. This ridiculous notion is that after you have survived a position for a set period of...

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Adam’s Recall Op-Ed

My name is Adam Parks and I own Victorian Farmstead Meat Company in Sebastopol. The recently announced Rancho Feeding Corp. beef recall has had, and will continue to have, a profound effect on my business and the business of dozens of local ranchers and meat...

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Help Thy Neighbor

This plea, coming on the heels of last week's early April Fools post, needs to be taken very seriously. I'm asking for your help on behalf of a high school class mate. Alex Porrata was a few years behind me in school. I don't really remember her well and I haven't...

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Victorian Farmstead is Closing!

Man, I wish it was closer to April Fool's Day... Everyone calm down, we are not closing down the business or the new butcher shop. Here is the story: Monday I woke up and like 9 Billion other people I checked in on Facebook. I was surprised so see a post by the Barlow...

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Faith For A Change

Comments after last week's newsletter were pretty widespread, ranging from way more scared than I, to commiserating, to one guy's asking how I could complain about sunny and 70 everyday (thanks for really sinking your teeth into the post, James).   I was reading...

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