Vermont Decrees Home Farming “Non Essential”, Forbids The Selling of Seeds…

Comrades, the administrative state will take care of all your food needs.  There is no reason to be self-sufficient in the production of food products.  As a result Vermont has designated the selling of seeds as “non-essential” and blocked from purchase:

It is more than a little alarming to see state officials now beginning to drill down into products that stores will be permitted to sell, or not sell, within businesses that are permitted to remain open during the COVID-19 mitigation effort.

Interestingly Vermont is the home state for Comrade Bernie Sanders; a candidate for the position of president, and is a self-described socialist with favorable opinion toward Comrade Fidel Castro of Cuba.  Amid all of the control efforts by various totalitarian state officials, this connection does not seem accidental.

Roping-off sections of products, and banning the sale of specific and designated products within businesses that are operating contingent to the approval of the state authority, takes the control function of government to an entirely new level.

We The People, perhaps as a group who have taken some basic precepts of freedom and liberty for granted, would be wise to look at what is taking place within the big picture.

Various government officials and interests of the state are taking advantage of the current crisis to test how far they can pull the levers of control.  Perhaps you do not garden; perhaps you never purchase seeds; perhaps you do not grow your own food; that’s not really the issue here….  stopping your ability to do so should alarm everyone.

First they told you not to leave home except for essential services.  Now they tell you what those services are; and in doing so they define and limit access to products, thereby controlling your behavior to permit only those activities approved by the state.

Freedom is a tenuous proposition; take nothing for granted.

Eyes wide open.

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247 Responses to Vermont Decrees Home Farming “Non Essential”, Forbids The Selling of Seeds…

  1. CM-TX says:

    Speaking of Walmart, back in 2017 when I was enduring a lot of really weird things & “hacking”… I was told something about people being blocked off in their towns, & would not being able to travel across State lines.

    It was also suggested that the attitude of those behind it was such, that if we [peasants] were given a “Walmart” in each perimeter– we’d be just fine… as in tolerate & go about our (limited) little lives.

    At the time, there was nothing offered to explain what would cause this. So to me, it sounded like a bunch of crazy talk. I also recall thinking there is NO WAY Patriots would ever tolerate that BS, & basically comply with being imprisoned.

    And yet… here we are, & well on our way to being realized. Weird.

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  2. donnyvee says:

    First the came for the churches. Next they came for the gardeners….

    Liked by 12 people

    • lieutenantm says:

      Being a life-long Vermonter…….[Sanders once worked as an aide on MY Congressional campaign long ago]…..various Vermont Legislators will now be hearing from me.

      I DID NOT KNOW THIS. Thank you!

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    • Chip Doctor says:

      See my rant on daily presidential thread. Why isn’t anyone standing up to this stuff?

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      • stripmallgrackle says:

        Are pitchforks and rakes still available in Vermont?

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      • 30-yr Veteran says:

        Here is how I would stand up to this. I’d ask someone to send the store manager over to the seed department. Once they arrived I would ask them if they are a freedom loving American. Then I would lay out the arguments regarding freedoms stated in this article followed by asking the cost of the seed packets minus any sales tax. I’d then pickup the number of seed packets I needed and hand them cash to cover their “loses”. They didn’t sell them and I didn’t steal them. All the while the local/state government missed out on a revenue opportunity based on their ignorance and thirst for power. Of course this wouldn’t play out as well if the manager ended up being just another sheeple…then I’d have to steal them (just kidding).

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  3. sync says:

    San Francisco has reversed its 13-year ban on plastic bags and will now prohibit the reusable bags city leaders once championed because of the coronavirus.

    The liberal city announced the switch this week as part of its plan to curb the spread of coronavirus. Barring customers from bringing reusable bags, mugs and other household items into stores was adopted as a measure “to prevent unnecessary contact” among the public.

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/2/san-francisco-reverses-ban-plastic-bags-now-bars-r/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Some of us warned them when they first started pushing those worshipped reusable bags plans. It was an unhealthy idea from the get go. Still, the globalist massmedia and their much ballyhooed pseudoenvironmentalists managed to get a number of cities in various states to implement their stupid disposable bag bans. Will they admit that they were wrong? Of course not. A few cities in Texas got local ordinances passed and they got away with it for a while. Then Governor Abbott and the state legislature along and said “You can’t do that!” The ordinances were nullified.

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      • Rhoda R says:

        Do the stores have any plastic bags available? Since they’ve been banned for over ten years? I wonder how people will be getting their groceries home.

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        • flyboy46 says:

          They won’t need groceries, don’tchknow, Glow bull warming will keep them going! They are sure “full” of IT!

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    • Greg1 says:

      But…but…but GLOBALWARMINGCLIMATECHANGE!!!

      No plastic bags!!! NOOOoooooooo………

      Oh. Wait. They are not doing that now, are they?

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    • Reserved55 says:

      Straws?

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    • Jeff says:

      If I recall correctly, back in the day it was the left who originally insisted on plastic bags, banning the old paper bags because “muh trees!”
      How’s that for irony?

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      • Vicus says:

        Yup. I still have a brochure leaflet touting the benefits of plastic over paper bags (not mentioning p bags biodegrade and we from sustainable tree farms), from 1992.

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      • Rhoda R says:

        Yep. Banning paper bags because they ‘killed a tree’ to make them. They seemed to think that the paper companies were going out there and harvesting old-growth trees (as if – old growth wood is too damn valuable for pulp). No one seemed to have gotten the idea across to them that trees are a cash crop, just like corn and kale.

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    • Patrick Healy says:

      What about those great ” carrier” handbags the ladies (or the confused in Cal) have.
      You call them purses i believe, are they also verboten?

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    • sat0422 says:

      Each week on my “supply run” into the nearest shopping spots, I see a difference. For some reason, I think of what life must have been like of Anne Frank. I think of the rebellion in Russia. I now see Americans folding down and acting like the snow has radioactivity in it and everyone must stay inside and keep their mouths shut. Shut for good. Rebellion and strikes can happen…beware.

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  4. Davenh says:

    I live in neighboring NH, or Vermont as Joe Biden tells it. The washed out hippies and socialists are finally reaping what the have sown. For quite a few years that state has drifted further and further left. Good luck to them but they have collectively brought this on themselves. As has the vast majority of New England and sadly my state is infected as well.

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  5. mike mulcahey says:

    If Walmart is only allowing a certain number in the store a time what difference does it make where you shop? As a corporation Walmart would be advised to challenge this policy at the risk of losing many customers.

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    • Greg1 says:

      Grab what you need and go through the self checkout. It’ll work for awhile.

      It’s as if democrat governors are trying to one up each other. And then try to guilt republicans into some of the over the top stuff.

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    • MizDi says:

      I believe that it’s being pushed by state and local municipalities, rather than the store chains. I’m told the “limited number of people in a store at one time” has been/will soon be announced for Ohio by Governor DeWine very soon, to take effect Monday. Maybe it’s partly to pressure those in the stores to “get about their business already” and not linger.

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      • Rhoda R says:

        For a lot of people – especially people who live alone – going shopping is now the only available way to socialize. Even if it’s at a 6′ distance.

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        • sat0422 says:

          my mother -in-law is in an assisted living facility. They are not allowed out of their rooms. Fortunately she is transported to dialysis three times a week. She can’t have any food on on the transport bus and they give her nothing at the dialysis center. She is so weak when she gets back to the facility but fortunately they eat an early dinner.

          SAD One would think that the dialysis center could provide an eat-a-snack and a drink of something while she is hooked up the that machine! Who cares? Who do we complain to?

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  6. John says:

    How about the loss to the store. It is open only as long as it can make a profit or not lose too much. If it does, then it closes. By having footage closed off to sale, it makes less income and has the same overhead and paid for product sitting dormant on its shelves!
    Business closes, employees laid off, Vermont loses too. (Democrats never understood capitalism.)

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    • vikingmom says:

      Oh they understand it quite well, which is why they are constantly trying stop it from happening. Work hard and you have a chance to get ahead…don’t work at all and you can become a ward of the state!

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    • bruzedorange says:

      I don’t agree with Vermont on this at all, but from the store’s point of view, and healthwise…

      Fewer open sections of the store allow the (possibly fewer) workers to only have to restock specific areas. As for health, it gets patrons in and out faster. In theory.

      But just because it has logic to it doesn’t make it right. And, to be honest, do we know that Walmart did not request this from the state?

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      • tappin52 says:

        My local Walmart is in the process of completely revamping their store. It is a super store and if you want to get in and out quickly. forget it. Nothing is where it once was. They even moved where cans were on shelves. You must hunt for everything. I hate that.

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      • sat0422 says:

        I do hope that everyone in America will soon realize that we are being held hostage by NY, California, Washington, and Louisiana. We can withstand this threat at this point based on the numbers. This is now a Communist/Socialists/so called Democrat attack on our country.

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  7. frankmystery says:

    I guess I better go buy a bunch of seeds. Gotta stay ahead of the commies! I really don’t know what people are going to do about this overreaching.

    Any attempt to organize a protest will be quickly shutdown and probably face jail time. Not to mention social media will not allow people to organize anything that is against statist interests. How can people organize beyond thier local community… assuming they’re even allowed to travel freely to other houses without criminal charges. What if people finally decide to rise up? Unlikely but it’s the same problem with organizing and criminal charges to even gather 2 or more in some states.

    This idea to strip freedoms away based on a health emergency is truly genius and terrifying. Hey it’s to protect us though right!?

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Hey it’s to protect us though right!?”

      In recent years our rights are stripped away by everything from mandatory seat belt laws to forced vaccinations for our children.

      This really should not surprise anyone who is moderately aware of big brother government and has several working brain cells capable of critical thinking skills.

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    • Dutchman says:

      As a basic part of beinv a “nutjob survivalist” I have,, vacuum packed for long term storage,…HERITAGE,seeds.
      These specically are seeds that once you grow them, you can use the,seeds from the plant, to grow the next crop.

      Most of the seeds sold in retail outlets are not Heritage seeds. Its just common sense, folks.

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      • frankmystery says:

        I’ve read about these and skipped buying at the time. Any recommendations on reputable sellers?

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      • JW says:

        You had better double check your vacuum packing. I have read that putting oxygen absorbers with seeds sterilizes them. Vacuum packing should do the same thing. I would take some vacuum packed seeds and trying planting them to see if the germination rate is affected.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Actually, I really SHOULD pull them out. Not sure HOW they are packed, but it was supposed to be good for long term storage, while remaining viable.
          Nows actually a good time to consider planting,…

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    • Dee says:

      Most folks appear to be good on going along for 6 to 8 weeks, after that if things don’t loosen up then well no bets here. But the Dems are an interesting watch, they are the ones doing major over reach, Pay attention to what they want and are getting for now. We truly are in uncharted waters.

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  8. citizen817 says:

    “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

    -Benjamin Franklin

    Liked by 8 people

  9. Randy says:

    The seeds best suitable for your specific garden can best be purchased on line and delivered to your door. The Vermont decree is only hurting local vendors.

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  10. allhail2 says:

    They had the queue line to get in the Wal Mart in Sanford, FL. The lady and gentleman who were running the line were very friendly. I asked them what the plan was when the thunderstorms roll in. They were very honest, “We haven’t even considered what we’ll do.”

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  11. trump20162024 says:

    Everyone in America needs to watch (or re-watch) Dr. Zhivago.

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  12. Gary says:

    This is a very misleading story…I live in Vermont and Gov. Phil Scott’s executive order allows only essential businesses to continue in-person sales, including hardware stores, pharmacies, grocery stores, fuel products, and supplies or agricultural equipment effective today…The statement that we can’t buy seeds is bull. All agricultural stores in my area are open and selling agricultural products, including seeds. ..We are a farming/forestry and agricultural area for Christsakes… Stop fear mongering and get your story straight…I expect better from this site.

    To disallow people to grow their own food would force us into stores to buy vegetable products, thus increasing the risk of catching and/or spreading the corona virus…Scott’s a Rino but he’s not stupid.

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    • Lady in Red says:

      Why would there be a sign (see photo) declaring the seeds cannot be sold because they are non-essential items? You can buy them in one store but not another? This makes no sense.

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      • Gary says:

        In my area, Northeastern, VT. all agricultural stores are open as is Walmart, however, Walmart has blocked all aisles that are big box items, furniture and such…They can be purchased curbside as can just about everything else that can’t be purchased at point of contact (Inside stores)…Even restaurants and pizzerias can sell/deliver curbside…But where this particular image comes from is beyond me and it needs to be explained by the person or people posting it because it is very misleading.

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      • bruzedorange says:

        As posted above, it’s possible Walmart might have requested it.

        Fewer open sections of the store allow fewer workers to restock only specific areas.
        Also, if Walmart fears they might be monitored for health safety, it gets patrons in and out faster.

        Just some possible “why they might” ideas. Treepers with retail experience can probably offer better.

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    • AlwaysRight says:

      Please explain the rope and sign….

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  13. Harlan says:

    They don’t call them “dumbocrats” for nothing.

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  14. oldersoul says:

    Old gardeners never die. They just spade away.

    Farmer MacArthur.

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  15. skip says:

    I live in Vermont and this is a sad, sad day.. It actually started decades ago when transplants from MA, Conn, NY, NJ etc started leaving their state because they were tired of the BS. They transplanted that BS in MY State of Vermont. God Dam Socialist took over this state, Govt has grown & we;ve become a welfare state with influxes from N.H. Bernie is worthless near worked a day in his life and as a Politician has been on the Public $$$ most of his life. What a looser.

    President trump should the rest of the nation just how stupid these worthless communist politicians are and hopefully they will be shortly arrested and put away where they can’t do any more harm.

    Sorry for the rant; but this issue is sufficient to piss off the Pope…

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    • Patrick Healy says:

      Skip,
      Good rant. Over here in Socialist Scotland we have the same problems. I always thought cream rose to the top of the milk, but not anymore
      As for my Pope needing the loo. – well no – sadly he is right in the forefront of the New World Order as a preacher for the earth godess Gaia.
      He found Bernie Sanders to be his buddy.

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  16. Mike Robinson says:

    Throughout the country, we are seeing almost every aspect of “our layered government,” at almost every level, quickly moving to test just how many Liberties the American people are willing to give up, once they have been told that they should be afraid.

    Exactly as Hermann Göering said, shortly before he cheated the executioner, “it works the same in every country.”

    Shall we therefore “merely concede” that the Governor (or anyone else in government) in fact has the right to decide if you can buy or sell seeds? Shall we “merely concede” that they can decide where you may and may not travel? Is a virus that spares(!) more than 90% of the people that it infects … really a legitimate “justification?”

    Answer: No.

    Fight back.™

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  17. botchedcasuality says:

    It’s spring, you may not be going back to work for a couple of months and many not at all. A Victory Garden is exactly what is needed! I can only say fresh water is more essential than healthy food.
    Other than this rant, may I just say this decision maker should have their heads ripped off.
    Agenda 2020 (now 2030) calls for dense housing, no lawns, no gardens no two acre lots where a family could sustain themselves. Utopia would have no garages, because you will be on the human/sheep shuttle system. National parks will be visited by lottery….sounding pretty? Why are they developing driverless cars, because big brother will control your every move. This BS iis getting normalized with the millennials, they will never know what has been lost.

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  18. DeWalt says:

    This needs answered. If this is allowed it will remain. Wake up people. Tell those retailers to sell you the seed or they are done dealing.

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  19. All Too Much says:

    Does Amazon sell seeds?
    If I hoard will there be a knock on my door.
    Some many questions, these days.

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  20. H.R. says:

    So… just shoplift the roped off items if they ‘are forbidden” to sell them.

    Police are under orders not to arrest people for petty crimes like shoplifting, aren’t they?

    Both orders are contradictory, offensive, unconstitutional, and… goofy to anyone who takes a moment to think.

    Ask for the store manager. Draw a crowd. Confirm that the items are not for sale. Ask if there’s any sane reason they are not for sale. Confirm with the store manager that the police are not to arrest people for shoplifting. Tell him it’s an arbitrary, contradictory, and plain goofy order and that he’s a sheep for following the directive. Lay the shame on thick (and loud).

    Then, select what you need and tell him he’s either gonna sell it to you or you’re walking out with it. His choice.

    A little civil disobedience is just begging to be displayed in Vermont. I’m betting it wouldn’t take more than a few hundred squeaky wheels to make the point and get stores to skip the rope, so to speak. I’m also betting that there’s at least a couple of hundred people in Vermont fed up enough to do it.

    P.S. Where’s the ACLU? Missing In Action?
    I thought so.

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  21. 335blues says:

    Elect communists, you get communism.
    Why would the people of Vermont expect anything else?

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  22. boots says:

    Reposting this pic from another treeper. All of these store closings, sales bans, limiting number people in stores, house arrest orders, and more are for one reason only. To GET TRUMP. Picture of 1,000 words:

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  23. upstate909 says:

    OK, That would completely freak me out.

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  24. thedustmaker says:

    Just for fun… Look up people’s addresses in Vermont, and mail seeds to them!

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  25. centurion69 says:

    Democratic pols think food is non essential. Nothing more needs to be said.

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  26. Judy Staab says:

    Democrats cheat. Do you really think your vote’s going to count?

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  27. RobInPA says:

    Picking up speed here in the slippery slope to hell!

    In this case, the store owner’s can put out an honor system ‘donation jar’ for folks to contribute to after they select their packets of ‘free seed’.

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  28. Jus wundrin says:

    Seeds are only essential to those who have the mark.

    I haven’t had a garden for a few years, and it’s not as easy as some people think in that if you just plant a seed, it will grow. I learned by trial and error and advice. Soil composition and water ph is vital knowledge.

    I may do some sq. Foot gardening this year because the soil I have now would take several cycles to be really fertile, and I can have produce this fall. You can blanch and freeze about any veggie, and grow lettuce indoors during the winter months for a salad. This would set you up for every year….and it beats store bought!

    Denying the green thumbers, and those who want to get started in gardening to have food, is just plain evil.

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    • Jase says:

      All three of my local hardware/garden stores have been sold out of seeds for weeks.
      I can’t help but think a lot of them will be going to waste.
      Like all of the people who have never baked a loaf of bread in their life hoarding flour, I suspect a lot of the seed grabbers wouldn’ Know a seedling from a weed.
      Still, it is a great business opportunity going begging when this is over: vegetable garden installation. The demand will be huge as millions of people will not want to be caught out next time.

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  29. Zorro says:

    I thought this might be of interest…

    The water veggie thing is fantastic! You can basically regrow store-bought produce. You place cuttings from veggies in an inch of water for a couple of weeks, change the water every day, and lo and behold, they grow roots. Then you can continue to grow your little plant in water, or you transfer it to a pot with soil. I can’t wait to try this with Romaine lettuce! This will be super helpful, if the pandemic continues to cause food shortages. Here are some of the YouTube videos I found so far:

    Go Green
    Daisy Creek Farms with Jag Singh
    How to Regrow Everything

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    • Dutchman says:

      Great tip. Heres another; Bean sprouts.
      Even if you have a brown thumb you can do it.
      Instructions online, but a glass jar, some window screen and a rubber band.

      Put an inch if mung beans or alphalpha seeds in the jar, put window screen material over the top, and fasten in place with rubber band.
      Put 2-3″ water in jar, thru screen.
      Let stand upright for 1 hr, to soak seeds/beans, then invert and drain in sink. Every day, fill jar,with water and then empty (to rinse).

      This is from memory, so google it, and you can order sprouting jars if you want.

      You have,a great source, year round of fresh ‘greens’.

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  30. 1gr8dane says:

    Welcome to the new liberal anti-American, anti-Constitution communist/socialist agenda the democRATs keep trying to shove down our throats. One but has to recall what happened in West Virginia when that governor tried to confiscate everyones guns – it failed! This too will fail providing the same amount of people show up in protest at the governors front door. Not only is he promoting const run.

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  31. 1gr8dane says:

    Welcome to the new liberal anti-American, anti-Constitution communist/socialist agenda the democRATs keep trying to shove down our throats. One but has to recall what happened in West Virginia when that governor tried to confiscate everyones guns – it failed! This too will fail providing the same amount of people show up in protest at the governors front door. Not only is he promoting constraint of trade but he is showing the level of incompetence in his understanding how nature works – yet another brilliant example fo how the democRATs want to run the country and our lives.

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  32. clodfobble says:

    The fascists really come out of the woodwork given the slightest opportunity.

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  33. chickenhawk says:

    The news story out of Vermont was more detailed. It said that it was banning in-store sales of these items, but that they could be ordered for delivery or curb-side pickup. That is quite a bit different than banning sales. The directive was to stop people from congregating in stores and potentially spreading the virus.

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    • jebg46 says:

      If anyone has ever observed a well picked over seed tower, you would not want to touch even 1 packet because people pick them up, turn them over to read , then cram it back wherever. It is a haven for GERMS. Much safer to order for delivery.

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    • Rhoda R says:

      How do you order clothing curbside? What kind of sanitation will returned because they didn’t fit garments go through?

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  34. CaptainNonno says:

    Vermont politicians are a pathetic group of liberals. They constantly preach Climate Change even 8n the face of COVID-19. It is their religion. It’s no wonder that they exclude seeds as essential products in the beginning of gardening season. Look for prices of produce to be high this summer. Let the farting begin!

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  35. JOHN says:

    Part if tge forcing starvations and begging government for socialism

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  36. Whitehouse Clown says:

    Yet another socialist Democrat state trying to stop citizens from being independent and exercising your God given rights, the rights they truly hate.

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  37. mtnforge says:

    You can’t print food.

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  38. Has this been proven? If it is true, then Soylent Green is around the corner.

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  39. boomerbeth says:

    Is Ben & Jerys’s ice creams with nuts includes in the ban?

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  40. nimrodman says:

    Nothing like a bit of a health crisis to get all the Stalins and Stasis to reveal themselves

    Two little Hitlers will fight it out until
    One little Hitler does the other one’s will
    – Elvis Costello

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  41. Ironclaw says:

    Wow, wouldn’t want the population to not be dependent on the State for their survival, would you?

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  42. nimrodman says:

    If they rope off the aisle that has the ho-hos, there gonna be a fight
    Just sayin’

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  43. I hesitate to call it fake news, but can someone please provide a link for the claims made in this article besides someone’s Twitter feed? I live in Vermont, and just yesterday I bought vegetable seeds in Tractor Supply, and have more on order from High Mowing Seeds. I know things are getting crazy here, as everywhere else, but it isn’t right to cause more panic by spreading false rumors.

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    • I just had to do some further research. Since the picture was supposedly taken in Walmart, I went to their website. While vegetable seeds seem to be out of stock now in Walmart, they are still available in many other places, and certainly not illegal to sell. This Jason Bermas who posted it seems to be some conspiracy theorist, and considering the date, I think it may have been a sick April Fool’s joke.

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      • steph_gray says:

        I think you just hit a bingo here. April Fools makes sense.

        I also was in Tractor Supply over the weekend buying cat food and birdseed, and picked up some flower seed packets – right behind them was the big display of vegetable seeds for anyone to buy.

        This is in blue MA, which is doing worse than Vermont on the China Virus because of the BioGen conference in February. Our RINO gov has no scruples about the overreach stuff at all, I can assure you!

        Furthermore, I can confirm that the garden stores in my area are all planning to do curbside pickup and also delivery. I can’t grow vegetables in my big yard because there are too many rabbits and the like who eat them. But I am a nut on flowering plants (some of which they eat too of course), so I am on all the garden center mailing lists and they all say this.

        I can do another ground report once the weather improves just a little…

        Without my garden right now I would be afraid I’d go back to drinking…

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        • steph_gray says:

          Update: Just checked the tweet date and it isn’t 4/1, so it can’t be April Fools.

          However, these days life is just one big 24/7 Reagan Exercise of “Trust but verify.”

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    • RightAroundTheBlock says:

      Exactly. There are a lot of vulnerable people out there right now… details should matter on EVERY story.

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  44. JTLiuzza says:

    This is why there’s a second amendment. Although I doubt there are many Vermont liberals who would do something as deplorable as own a gun.

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  45. Steve says:

    The article doesn’t match this Vermont Executive Order addendum 6
    ” 6. Services or functions in Vermont deemed critical to public health and safety, as well as
    economic and national security include:”…

    ” k. agriculture and farms, animal shelters, production and delivery of seed, chemicals
    and fertilizers, CSAs and veterinarians; ”

    That’s in the list of critical infrastructure.

    https://governor.vermont.gov/content/addendum-6-executive-order-01-20

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  46. Retired IG says:

    I have no idea why Bernie Sanders is being equated with Fidel Castro. I don’t.
    Fidel is GONE and in my opinion Bernie Sanders is beyond repair. To be kind, he is too old, too dumb, and too blind (quoting Al Pacino re Scent of a Woman) and too married to his wealth to ever be a leader let alone the President of the USA. BEYOND REPAIR.
    The new Cuba has some of the best trained doctors in the world. And they have been going all over the world to fight diseases since then.
    From what I have read over many years, Cuba supports those who want medical education in Cuba. Think on that versus the U.S. and other nations that enslave all of its practitioners for life as debt slaves to Big Pharma for the REST OF THEIR LIVES. Talk about PRID PRO QUO.
    Sounds like the Vermont story is bogus. I’ve been saving seeds for over 30 years and if seeds are considered nonessential, well, that can be tweaked and amended. Look for the pushback. If Vermonter’s give a shit about eating food that isn’t imported.
    The time I’ve had in my garden (which is way to big for me these daze ) these past few daze has given me time to clear my mind of all of the BS going down and has restoreth my soul. I am so grateful.
    Want seeds? Recommend http://www.groworganic.com. Or maybe California Gov shut them down too.?
    Dunno.
    Have been listening to Dr. Klinghartd (t) and the teachings from the Sophia Institute. Am trusting that “herd immunity” is developing. One strain of the virus versus the other.
    Fear is the greatest enemy,
    Best link to Led Zeppilin ‘s song “Breathe” cut off to play Bob Dylan’s new song Both soul and mind food. Key of C.
    Breathe

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  47. azgulch says:

    You guys don’t get it. Wait until your crops are ready to harvest and the vermont gestapo goes in and rips it all out. That should be fun to watch, popcorn.

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  48. Sally MJ says:

    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

    – C. S. Lewis

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  49. Farm/food control is the democide tool of the communists. That’s how I knew that Ukraine was essentially part of the Soviet Union – Stalin starved 3-12 million Ukrainians to death in the Holodomor (Terror Famine).

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  50. RightAroundTheBlock says:

    The selling of vegetable seeds was banned yesterday. The state of California deemed them a choking hazard.

    Move on folks.

    Plenty of edible weeds for vegetarians.

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