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08/12/2015

Happy Chicken Day! - Chicken Nick

07/14/2015

The Weeks pass and so too do the memories of what Nature has Wrought.
The Memories recede from the Mind's Eye,
but the Water does not.
But it is not Nature's Fury nor Nature's Wrath,
For Nature thinks not of the plans and wants of Man.
Nature is only Nature,
And we exist only as children in it's hand.

03/02/2015

Sorry about the lack of updates, everyone, but have a had a lot of irons in the proverbial fire...With that being said, I have massive news to announce soon.. Details forthcoming....OK, fine..I'll give you a clue.
It involves orchards, small bodies of water, and locking up the future for me and mine....
Oh, and 30 acres of gorgeous land. Also that.

10/04/2014

When I dropped off some tomatoes at SugarFire today Chef Skip asked if I would like some lunch.. more specifically, their special today, The Waino Burger.. .A burger topped with pulled pork, provel, caramelized onions and peppers, their sweet STL BBQ sauce, and one more thing.. .Ah yes, bacon. ..I graciously accepted his offer. So, I guess what I'm trying to say is.. .You're welcome, St. Louis ;)

09/24/2014

Whoever had 9/24/14 in the "first time I get told that the word "mob" is a racist code word" pool, please go to the front and collect your prize. Bonus prize if you knew that me using it is the result of white-male-dominated modes of thinking....Red, white, black, yellow, or blue; if you act like a mob, I'm referring to you as a mob. Saying "our way or else" and backing this up with aggression and violence(like, I don't know, punching people, trying to instigate fights, and blocking major roads whilst punching and kicking and trapping cars that try to go through) is mob behaviour. There is no excuse for it, plain and simple.

09/23/2014

It's official. Ferguson Street Fest, (you know, the free outdoor festival with games, food, live music, that is family friendly and brings in tons of people(and their money) into Ferguson) has been "postponed". Well done, mob. Your aggressive actions, proclivity for violence, and general obnoxious behaviour has ruined one of the few things that still brings positive attention to Ferguson. I'm sure this will get more people on your side. I am so very, very sad.

09/22/2014

I'm not sure when or if it will be used but I just gave a phone interview with KMOX about the events at the Ferguson Farmers Market in Saturday.. Stay tuned.

09/21/2014

*Reposted by requests for the purpose of sharing more easily. Thank you all for your kind words and support through all of this mess...Find a Farmer. Find a Market. Keep Growing.(plants AND Staches)*

I had not planned to go to the Ferguson Farmer’s Market this weekend. Most of you know by now that a majority of my produce is for restaurant sales and my presence at the market is mostly sporadic. But in light of the events at last week’s market and the planned events for this week’s market, I have changed my mind for I feel it is my duty to show up in support of my own principles. And because of this I feel obligated to explain what I mean. So if you are a customer of mine and have 5 minutes to read my thoughts or you simply want to take a break from watching cat videos, here is my explanation for why I feel I must attend market this week, for better or worse.
First, a word on geography. No, I’m not going to tell you the capital of Idaho(it’s Boise), or tell you that Florida is south of Georgia(it is). I’m speaking of my personal geography, as it relates to the events in Ferguson. I do not live in Ferguson, I live in Bel Ridge. But I can get to Ferguson in about 3 minutes. I do my shopping in Ferguson, bank in Ferguson, and have been a vendor at the Ferguson Farmer’s market for 3 season. I believe this context is important.
Secondly, nothing I have to say has anything to do with the police response to the Michael Brown shooting or the increasing militarization of police forces around the country. These are two completely separate issues, which is a differentiation that has seemed to be lost on most everyone who has gotten so angry about it. But I will say this; as a staunch Libertarian I tend to be on the side against police militarization. But, (and this is an important but) I realize the cause of this trend. It didn’t just start a month ago, it started in the 90’s and really ramped up after 9/11, and it didn’t just happen because a white police officer shot a black male. It’s also the response when prank 911 calls are made and a Swat team shows up to the house of some kid playing Call of Duty. This is the response anytime things go “down”. The police got the funds and they are to use what they paid for because if they do not respond strongly enough to an event and things go really, really wrong they will be excoriated for not having a strong enough response. Can you see what kind of lose/lose situation this puts police in?
Now, on to the market. Last week I went to the market with my girlfriend, as customers. We bought produce, we enjoyed quesadillas from El Palenque and mini-pies from Pie Craft. And we left around 9:45. A fortuitous departure it turns out, for around 10 a.m. protesters showed up to march in order to try and shut down the market. I am happy to say it did not work. But they are coming back this week to try again. And I will be there for one reason. Because I do not believe in mob justice. And that is what this is. Do I believe in the right to protest? Certainly. But I do not recognize what they are protesting, as valid. The problem with the entirety of the unrest concerning Michael Brown is that 99% of people made up their mind about what had happened and what should be done about it the second they heard “black teenager shot by white cop”, and their vehement opinions were heard everywhere across traditional and social media, loudly. Calls for the arrest of the officer, calls for death penalty for the officer, call for immediate vindication of the officer. Without truly knowing anything. Is this how we wish our justice to be served? No trial, no collection of data, no due process? Because that is what happened then and is happening now. They want mob justice. What can you validly protest when there hasn’t been a trial? The mob wanted a death sentence on the day of the shooting and they will not be happy with anything less. Do I have an opinion on what happened? Yes. I am not so cynical to believe that a cold-blooded murderer is a police officer. Because that is what the accusation was. Some of the first “eye-witnesses” said Michael Brown was on his knees with hands up and was only then shot. And a dozen other variations have followed since. Do I believe it’s possible that one of these situations could have been the true one? Yes. But to believe that as a default position is, in my opinion, absurd and shows an unreasonable level of paranoia. But (once again, an important but), I’m not making my mind up until I have seen and heard ALL the evidence. Are we really being asked to do too much by waiting for complete evidence before we pronounce guilt and death sentences? But this is what the mob wants. The mob does not think, the mob only acts. But the mob has not gotten what they want, so now the mob is protesting the market and the businesses in the historic district of Ferguson. To what end? To further hasten the almost inevitable death-spiral that Ferguson has now entered? To get justice? But the mob does not want true justice, it only wants the justice IT has decided, with no trial and with no legal process. Is this what we are now okay with? I hate to break it to some of you but we are not a Democracy and never have been and should never aspire to be one. Democracy is mob rule and is what our Founders were afraid we would become. We are a Republic and we are a Nation of Laws. But neither of these seem to be in play as it concerns the Brown case. The mob does not want a trial, the mob does not want facts. The mob wants the only thing mobs have ever wanted since the beginning of time. Mob justice, with no regard for laws.
I have another opinion on the Brown shooting. I believe it was a tragedy. Just as most loss of human life is a tragedy. Just like it was a tragedy when a black police officer shot a supposedly unarmed white teenager in Utah a week after Brown’s death. But no one cares about that. Just like it is a tragedy that over 85% of black males are killed by other black males. But no one cares about that. Just like it is a tragedy that Chicago is a killing field for black males. But no one cares about that. Just like it is a tragedy that almost every day for a decade we hear of more deaths of our soldiers abroad. But no one cares about that. But a sensational shooting? Something that Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton can show up to with their deck of race cards and incite the populace, all for their own gains? That, we care about. And that is the real tragedy in all of this. But no one cares about that tragedy.
So I will be at market this Saturday. I will be there not because I want to, or because I have an abundance of produce to sell. I will be there because even though I am just one man, in one 10 x 10 booth, I have to stand against the mob. Whether it makes a difference or not I am obligated to do whatever I can to make sure the mob does not win.
I do not know what will happen on Saturday. I do not know if the mob will show up and if they do, I do not know if they will only try to ruin our market with obnoxious behavior or if something worse will happen. I do not know because mobs run on fear and hate and those type of emotional actions can rarely be predicted. I do not know if I will make 1 sale or 100. I only know I will be there, with a Stache-Ade in my hand and a mustache on my face. I will be there because I will not bow to a mob. I will be there because when any mob wins, every person in this country loses.
Nicklaus Gaut,
Farmer

09/20/2014

The mob moved to out in the middle of New Florissant Rd where they are indiscriminately screaming profanities at everyone who drives by and trying to disrupt traffic...I decided to just keep driving...They decided to slap my truck as much as they could as I drove by...The mob does not think, the mob only acts.

09/20/2014

To recap the day: The mob marched and screamed and yelled profanities in order to shut the market down...The vendors sold goods and the patrons bought goods.---The mob tried to incite violence with any bystander who had the misfortune of being in the mob's vicinity...And the vendors sold goods and the patrons bought goods.---The mob punched the market manager's husband and then tried to file a fictitious assault charge...The vendors sold goods and the patrons bought goods.---The mob tried to use obnoxious behavior, intimidation, and violence to shut the market down...And the vendors sold goods and the patrons bought goods. People of the Ferguson Farmers Market - 2...MOB - 0 Well done everyone.

09/20/2014

I am now the proud owner of a River Kings tee.

09/20/2014

Thanks to the River Kings MC for helping keep the peace.. .and for not taking the bait when I saw protesters get in their faces and try to start fights by poking their fingers in the guy's faces.

09/20/2014

Just saw a guy scream profanities at one of our volunteers.. a 60 year old women.

09/20/2014

The "peaceful" protesters just started an argument with our market manager.. an argument that ended when the "lady" grabbed our 5 foot nothing, 100 and nothing pounds, and who is sweet as can be.. when her husband tried to intervene, he was rewarded with a sucker-punch to the face. Now the protesters are trying to incite anyone who even looks at them, into a confrontation.

stltoday.com 09/19/2014

Some Ferguson protesters shift focus to city's historic district : Business

I had not planned to go to the Ferguson Farmer’s Market this weekend. Most of you know by now that a majority of my produce is for restaurant sales and my presence at the market is mostly sporadic. But in light of the events at last week’s market and the planned events for this week’s market, I have changed my mind for I feel it is my duty to show up in support of my own principles. And because of this I feel obligated to explain what I mean. So if you are a customer of mine and have 5 minutes to read my thoughts or you simply want to take a break from watching cat videos, here is my explanation for why I feel I must attend market this week, for better or worse.
First, a word on geography. No, I’m not going to tell you the capital of Idaho(it’s Boise), or tell you that Florida is south of Georgia(it is). I’m speaking of my personal geography, as it relates to the events in Ferguson. I do not live in Ferguson, I live in Bel Ridge. But I can get to Ferguson in about 3 minutes. I do my shopping in Ferguson, bank in Ferguson, and have been a vendor at the Ferguson Farmer’s market for 3 season. I believe this context is important.
Secondly, nothing I have to say has anything to do with the police response to the Michael Brown shooting or the increasing militarization of police forces around the country. These are two completely separate issues, which is a differentiation that has seemed to be lost on most everyone who has gotten so angry about it. But I will say this; as a staunch Libertarian I tend to be on the side against police militarization. But, (and this is an important but) I realize the cause of this trend. It didn’t just start a month ago, it started in the 90’s and really ramped up after 9/11, and it didn’t just happen because a white police officer shot a black male. It’s also the response when prank 911 calls are made and a Swat team shows up to the house of some kid playing Call of Duty. This is the response anytime things go “down”. The police got the funds and they are to use what they paid for because if they do not respond strongly enough to an event and things go really, really wrong they will be excoriated for not having a strong enough response. Can you see what kind of lose/lose situation this puts police in?
Now, on to the market. Last week I went to the market with my girlfriend, as customers. We bought produce, we enjoyed quesadillas from El Palenque and mini-pies from Pie Craft. And we left around 9:45. A fortuitous departure it turns out, for around 10 a.m. protesters showed up to march in order to try and shut down the market. I am happy to say it did not work. But they are coming back this week to try again. And I will be there for one reason. Because I do not believe in mob justice. And that is what this is. Do I believe in the right to protest? Certainly. But I do not recognize what they are protesting, as valid. The problem with the entirety of the unrest concerning Michael Brown is that 99% of people made up their mind about what had happened and what should be done about it the second they heard “black teenager shot by white cop”, and their vehement opinions were heard everywhere across traditional and social media, loudly. Calls for the arrest of the officer, calls for death penalty for the officer, call for immediate vindication of the officer. Without truly knowing anything. Is this how we wish our justice to be served? No trial, no collection of data, no due process? Because that is what happened then and is happening now. They want mob justice. What can you validly protest when there hasn’t been a trial? The mob wanted a death sentence on the day of the shooting and they will not be happy with anything less. Do I have an opinion on what happened? Yes. I am not so cynical to believe that a cold-blooded murderer is a police officer. Because that is what the accusation was. Some of the first “eye-witnesses” said Michael Brown was on his knees with hands up and was only then shot. And a dozen other variations have followed since. Do I believe it’s possible that one of these situations could have been the true one? Yes. But to believe that as a default position is, in my opinion, absurd and shows an unreasonable level of paranoia. But (once again, an important but), I’m not making my mind up until I have seen and heard ALL the evidence. Are we really being asked to do too much by waiting for complete evidence before we pronounce guilt and death sentences? But this is what the mob wants. The mob does not think, the mob only acts. But the mob has not gotten what they want, so now the mob is protesting the market and the businesses in the historic district of Ferguson. To what end? To further hasten the almost inevitable death-spiral that Ferguson has now entered? To get justice? But the mob does not want true justice, it only wants the justice IT has decided, with no trial and with no legal process. Is this what we are now okay with? I hate to break it to some of you but we are not a Democracy and never have been and should never aspire to be one. Democracy is mob rule and is what our Founders were afraid we would become. We are a Republic and we are a Nation of Laws. But neither of these seem to be in play as it concerns the Brown case. The mob does not want a trial, the mob does not want facts. The mob wants the only thing mobs have ever wanted since the beginning of time. Mob justice, with no regard for laws.
I have another opinion on the Brown shooting. I believe it was a tragedy. Just as most loss of human life is a tragedy. Just like it was a tragedy when a black police officer shot a supposedly unarmed white teenager in Utah a week after Brown’s death. But no one cares about that. Just like it is a tragedy that over 85% of black males are killed by other black males. But no one cares about that. Just like it is a tragedy that Chicago is a killing field for black males. But no one cares about that. Just like it is a tragedy that almost every day for a decade we hear of more deaths of our soldiers abroad. But no one cares about that. But a sensational shooting? Something that Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton can show up to with their deck of race cards and incite the populace, all for their own gains? That, we care about. And that is the real tragedy in all of this. But no one cares about that tragedy.
So I will be at market this Saturday. I will be there not because I want to, or because I have an abundance of produce to sell. I will be there because even though I am just one man, in one 10 x 10 booth, I have to stand against the mob. Whether it makes a difference or not I am obligated to do whatever I can to make sure the mob does not win.
I do not know what will happen on Saturday. I do not know if the mob will show up and if they do, I do not know if they will only try to ruin our market with obnoxious behavior or if something worse will happen. I do not know because mobs run on fear and hate and those type of emotional actions can rarely be predicted. I do not know if I will make 1 sale or 100. I only know I will be there, with a Stache-Ade in my hand and a mustache on my face. I will be there because I will not bow to a mob. I will be there because when any mob wins, every person in this country loses.

Nicklaus Gaut,
Farmer

stltoday.com Protesters who showed up at the farmers' market on Saturday vow to be a regular presence on South Florissant Road.

09/06/2014

Rain rain go away, I'll grow my mustache anyways

09/06/2014

Facts. Exclamation points.

09/05/2014

Ferguson Farmers Market

Everyone's favorite Mustache Academy will be here this Saturday! He will have cherry tomatoes, eggplant, lemon cucumbers, basil, hot peppers, and Stache-Ade's.

08/23/2014

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08/19/2014

How High Tunnel

07/31/2014

Stop! ..Tomato-Time. .uh-oh... uh-oh, uh-oh, u h-oh, uh-oh. .(lyrics courtesy of M. C. Hammer's lesser-known single, Tomato-Time.)

07/25/2014

No rain? No heat?. ..They just keep coming.

07/07/2014

Today, I drove home from the farm in a big red truck loaded down with tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, and herbs; wearing a straw hat and no shirt(mine was soaked through with man-sweat)...Looks like the transformation is complete. Might as well get some Merle Haggard cassette tapes and call it a day. Y'all.

kplr11.com 06/24/2014

Afternoons on 11: Would you eat healthier if food was delivered to your home

http://kplr11.com/2014/06/23/afternoons-on-11-would-you-eat-healthier-if-food-was-delivered-to-your-home/

kplr11.com (KPLR) – On Monday’s Afternoons on 11, Christine Buck asks the question, would you eat healthier if fruits and vegetables were delivered right to your doorstep? There's a company in St. Louis that ...

06/23/2014

With the exception of a bad case of "Bob Dole Arm", I survived without any nervous sweating, unzipped flys, or FCC-mandated beeps. Great success.

06/23/2014

Tick-tock, tick-tock..almost time. I'm coming for you, FCC..Not really.

06/22/2014

Tomorrow afternoon I will be on live, on Afternoon on 11 with Christine Buck, at 4:30. Tune in to hear me talk about The Academy, organic farming, mustaches, dreams and visions, and probably bacon...No, seriously.

06/16/2014

Its not The Beginning, but it's A Beginning ..First Sungolds of the year .

06/14/2014

To to lady who wanted some plants from me.. ..I can't get to your message but I have kale plants and eggplants if you come to market

06/14/2014

Come on dowwwwwwwnnn

05/10/2014

Blackberry-Peach Stache-Ade is the new truth

05/10/2014

Ferguson Market.. Andaley

05/03/2014

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