Author: Taylee Garn

Local farmer brings Utahans poultry for the holidays

After a bad arrangement of debt and business dealings last fall, local farmer Nels Anderson and his family lost their homes and their land.  The only thing left from their farm was a flock of turkeys. In desperation to make money for his family, the farmer contacted Slow Food Utah, hoping someone would be interested in buying the birds for the holidays.  The locally raised birds were a huge success for the farmer and his family. “I had 180 turkeys and could have sold 500,” said 43-year-old Anderson. “I turned many people down who were looking for a fresh turkey.” The farmer instantly started plans for next year with Heritage Valley Poultry, which raises and sells ducks, rabbits, chickens and turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Anderson’s wife, their two children and his father work with him in raising the birds and then selling them for profit in a community just west of Tremonton. The farmer rents out a small facility, which allows him to process the poultry to state standards. For more information about buying a locally raised turkey from Heritage Valley Poultry call them at...

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The state of the lake

On Tuesday, Oct. 12, UVU will host the annual Utah Lake Symposium, giving biologists and community partners the chance to learn of and discuss the efforts being put forth to restore the state of Utah Lake. Specific discussion topics will include Utah Lake’s food web, recovery programs, repairs of the lower Hobble Creek, status of the carp removal and the proposed Utah Lake bridge. This is the sixth year the Utah Lake symposium has held the event. “Their main goal is to make the public more aware of what is going on at the Utah Lake so they, too, can do their part in restoring the health of its ecosystem,” Michael Mills, the coordinator for the June Sucker Recovery Implementation Program. The group strives to prevent the species, native only to Utah Lake, from becoming extinct. Former CEO of the Great Lakes Commission, Michael Donahue, will be the main speaker. This event, which takes place in the Library Auditorium, is free to the public. It will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with lunch and refreshments being...

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