This week on the We Grow Ours show, Nick and have Krystal with Big Cricket Farms. They have an amazing story and Krystal talks to us about crickets as food and we discuss other areas on the “farmstead” that crickets and bugs may fit in.
Here is a little about them, We came to an economically depressed area of the United States in order to build a better, more sustainable protein source. After a brief tour of a number of different northeastern cities, we settled on Youngstown, Ohio – a beautiful city with a colorful past, a welcoming community, and a blooming revitalization effort moving the city towards a brighter future.
We didn’t want to plunk down anywhere; we wanted to build a business in an area where it would create jobs and help support the people and the businesses around it.
We’re dedicated to Tikkun Olam (a Hebrew phrase meaning “repair of the world”) by working with the people who will make the future brighter than the past. When you buy from us, you’re not just buying crickets, you’re bringing money and jobs to a community in the first blossom of revitalization.
Here is a great video from their TEDx talk in Youngstown:
Our Small business shout out this week will be BugWall:
Entomologist, climber, and founder of Bug Vivant Meghan Curry is about to spend 2 weeks thousands of vertical feet above the ground, alone. She will climb the infamous El Capitan in Yosemite National Park only eating food made with bugs to raise awareness of edible insects as a sustainable food.
Solo big wall climbing is grueling. Burning upwards of 5000 calories per day, bugs make the perfect protein-rich, nutritious big wall food. Edible insects are also delicious – with a massive culinary, ecological, and humanitarian potential that we are only beginning to realize.
Help this amazing young lady reach her goals and support her fund raising at : https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bugwall-rock-climbing-for-sustainable-food#/story
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Also here is a GREAT infographic on Bugs..