Saturday, May 22, 2021

Food Credits: Credit for Gardeners, Cooks, and Restaurants

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 Food Credits

   #Vegetables and #Fruits could be stored and processed in a #PlantStation. The #harvest could be turned in. Output would be raw vegetables and fruits for the #NeighborhoodMarket. Anything that spoils quickly would be traded to a cook for processing into ready to eat food, jams, etc. Normal food handling regulations would be required.

   Meats could be processed in a #MeatStation. Small #MeatProcessing Stations could process commonly hunted and fished foods. 

USDA has much information about alternative farm products.

https://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic

And small scale farming

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/people/?cid=stelprdb1167242

Here's a discussion arguing for making hunted meats legal:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/if-only-hunters-could-sell-venison-1382143242#:~:text=But%20the%20main%20reason%20is,their%20own%20wild%20game%20meat.&text=Proponents%20of%20allowing%20wild%20venison,alone%20to%20reduce%2C%20this%20population.

Here's an article for #Anglers who want to sell their fish caught on shore:

https://fishinmoney.com/is-it-legal-to-sell-fish-you-catch/#:~:text=Some%20fishermen%20sell%20the%20fish,or%20they%20catch%20and%20release.

These would be subject to Food Handling regulations and local #hunting and #fishing #regulations.

There is a precedent for farms and farm animal products:

https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/5-Meatandpoultry.pdf

Or a hunter can store a pelt in the freezer or partially prepare it. This article explains how:

https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/trapping/what-catch

   #Taxidermists could pick up #pelts for processing at remote locations if a #TaxidermyStation was not practical. 

  Neighborhood Markets

Here is an example from Seattle, WA.

http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/programs-and-services/p-patch-community-gardening/market-gardens

   Gardening

   Use of waste products generated in the local area to #mulch, #fertilize, or provide growing medium for food production

   Use of #recycled #containers for growing food

   #Aquaculture

   USDA has info on this. Basically, you raise fish and use fish waste in the water to grow #hydroponically

Here's a family business.

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/newsroom/features/?cid=nrcseprd1403811

On a much smaller scale, a family could use Aquaculture to raise enough food just for them in an above-ground swimming pool..

https://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/backyard-fish-farming-zmaz06amzwar

https://aquaponics.com/aquaponics-in-schools/aquaponics-information/build-a-mini-aquaponic-system/

There are also tiny aquariums with decorative fish where you can raise edible veggies. 

This is the one I want to try:

https://www.amazon.com/Back-Roots-Gardening-Aquaponic-Ecosystem/dp/B01LZMHWF6/

Here's a bigger one:

https://www.amazon.com/AquaSprouts-Garden/dp/B01B4ZRVR4/ref=sr_1_2?crid=214IENYKXO6TO&dchild=1&keywords=aquaponics%2Bkit&qid=1599973860&sprefix=aquaponi%2Caps%2C187&sr=8-2&th=1

   Food produced could be sold for money or food credits.

   Neighborhood organizations could operate #NeighborhoodGardens. People could contribute work such as weeding, harvesting, fertilizing, etc to trade for food. 

https://www.seewhatgrows.org/start-community-garden-neighborhood/

https://www.wikihow.com/Start-a-Community-Garden

https://letsmove.obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/community-garden-checklist

Schools could have a school garden.

https://letsmove.obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/school-garden-checklist

   Individuals could grow food in a family #Garden or #ContainerGardening.

https://www.nal.usda.gov/topics/home-gardening

http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/homegardening/

https://garden.org/

Container Gardening

https://pubag.nal.usda.gov/catalog/5176073

https://www.mymove.com/home-inspiration/decoration-design-ideas/container-garden-renters/

https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/container-gardening-tips-32099802

https://www.bhg.com/gardening/how-to-garden/tips-for-renters/

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/urban/apartment-gardening-guide.htm


   Neighborhood markets would provide a way to trade the food. They could serve as #FoodStations where contributors get food credits and buyers get food credits for supporting the neighborhood gardens. 

   Individuals who like to #cook could contribute labor and get extra credits for using food from the neighborhood gardens. 

   They could use #EnergyCredits to spend on locally generated #methane.

   They could use cooking #FoodCredits to pay for food to cook

   Hunters could get food credits for bringing fresh meat to markets, if legal. Consider farming game meat and fish.

https://www.foodsafetymagazine.com/magazine-archive1/december-2004january-2005/game-meat-a-complex-food-safety-and-animal-health-issue/


   Hunters could also get credit for #furs, #skins, #feathers and other inedible animal parts.

   Hunters could get energy credits for #donating #CompostableMaterials

   Hunters could donate the work of hunting. They could earn #Entertainment or #Teaching credits for workshops or videos of them teaching how to hunt, properly clean, and use all animal parts.

Cooking

   Cooks could prepare vegetables from the garden or meats from the meat processors or both. They could operate a restaurant booth in neighborhoods, subject to inspections. They could get credits for their business based on their inspections.

   Reviewers could report on their experiences with anyone involved with food. They would need to supply pictures or video with their review, and they would get both #FoodCredits and #EntertainmentCredits. Positives in the review would give credits as long as there was a picture or video showing the person as well as what they produced that was mentioned in the review. For a restaurant booth, the meal would give credit but not the portions in the raw state that needed cooking. There could be credit for keeping condiments that a regular person liked, and credit for any in-house condiments, home-made condiments, to the person who made it, the person who created the recipe if part of the restaurant, and to anyone who made a condiment and supplied it to the restaurant.

   Cooks who know how to properly clean hunted animals could get extra food credits for #MeatProcessing or helping a hunter. They could submit videos of them helping. Or someone with videoing skills could earn #Entertainment credits by going along to film or filming the processing so the person gets credit for their work.

  Crafters could get credits for cleaning raw materials and making items from them.


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