Paul Keene, visionary organic farmer and food producer, died last week. The fact that he lived to age 94 is a testament to his claims of the benefits of living and eating in harmony with nature.
His obituary tells that he was a missionary in India, where he met Mahatma Ghandi, and bought the farm he named Walnut Acres in 1946.
Some may remember the Walnut Acres mail order catalog -- an extensive line of foods grown and produced on the farm. They made the best ever peanut butter! Apples grown at Walnut Acres were the first food in the U.S. to be certified organic. In addition, Keene and his family marketed products from organic growers from all over -- including dried fruit from the Hunza region of Pakistan.
Walnut Acres was sold a few years ago. There is another company marketing under their name.