‎When was the last time you heard anyone recommend farming as a career choice?  That is what the legendary Joel Salatin recommended at his Earth Day speech last week as he made his convincing case about how the average consumer can support a more sustainable, healthier, local food system in the United States.  Joel never backs down, always speaks his mind and proves his points through real life experience.  He is the ultimate BAO Bad Ass Legend.


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With April being National Recycling Month, we want to recognize William Rittenhouse America's father of recycling as an old style BAO Bad Ass Legend. William founded the first paper mill to use recycled materials in 1690 near the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with all of the mill's fiber for hand papermaking being obtained from discarded rags and cotton. William knew recycling was good for business, good for customers and good for the environment.  That is bad ass.


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Thank you to Gene Baur for spending 25 years fighting for the ethical treatment of farm animals.  A true BAO Bad Ass Legend, Gene co-founded the Farm Sanctuary which works to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living.  While vegans are definitely bad ass, please remember you don’t have to be a vegetarian to want to fight for the rights of farm animals.  You can visit the New York Shelter in Watkins Glen, New York, "175-acre New York farm is set amidst rolling green hills and forests in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York."


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Gary Redmond, the founder of Regional Access in Ithaca, NY, was a visionary leader in the local food community with a mission to create a sustainable regional foodshed for the Northeast.   “Gary was guided by a personal passion, philosophy, and spirituality that drove him to work for the greater good”  Dave from Eating Ithaca.   Check out Gary.  He is a pioneer, local hero and true BAO Bad Ass Legend.


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