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Old 11-24-2008, 06:35 PM   #1
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40,000 Swarm Farm To Gather Free Food

PLATTEVILLE, Colo. -- A farm couple got a huge surprise when they opened their fields to anyone who wanted to pick up free vegetables left over after the harvest -- 40,000 people showed up.

Joe and Chris Miller's fields were picked so clean Saturday that a second day of gleaning -- the ancient practice of picking up leftover food in farm fields -- was canceled Sunday. " 'Overwhelmed' is putting it mildly," Chris Miller said. "People obviously need food."

She said she expected 5,000 to 10,000 people to show up Saturday to collect free potatoes, carrots and leeks. Instead, an estimated 11,000 vehicles snaked around cornfields and backed up more than two miles. About 30 acres of the 600-acre farm 37 miles north of Denver became a parking lot.

Miller said they opened the farm to the free public harvest after hearing reports of food being stolen from churches. It was meant as a thank-you for customers.

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Old 11-24-2008, 06:42 PM   #2
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yea i saw that on the news today its blows your mind lol i dont think it

necissarily means we have a food shortage .YET. but it could be a sign

of a coming shortage

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Old 11-24-2008, 06:48 PM   #3
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yea i saw that on the news today its blows your mind lol i dont think it

necissarily means we have a food shortage .YET. but it could be a sign

of a coming shortage

In another article posted a few days ago about the 1840
Irish potato famine, it is stated that one person in nine starved to death when the crop failed. This was not for lack of availability of food. It was a lack of AFFORDABLE food.
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:23 PM   #4
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In another article posted a few days ago about the 1840
Irish potato famine, it is stated that one person in nine starved to death when the crop failed. This was not for lack of availability of food. It was a lack of AFFORDABLE food.
They all grew the same species of potatoes which all got blite, if they had grown different varieties they would have been ok
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:47 PM   #5
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40 THOUSAND?

For free food?

Dear Lord above... thats mind blowing. I cannot imagen that amount of folks swarming to get some free vegetables. A freaking 'mazing.

scary too. think what its going to be like when the ship hits the fan.
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:24 AM   #6
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Yes, saw that, this means that all ground crew need to gather seeds for spring 2009, and plant every square foot, rip out the back lawn and plant.
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