Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch is Colorado’s first and only edible insect farm.
We raised crickets and meal worms to sell to restaurants and food manufacturers.
I want to be part of trying to figure out how to feed ourselves better as we have less land and water and a hotter planet and more people to feed.
I am Amy Franklin and I am founder of a non-profit called Farms for Orphans.
我是 Amy Franklin 。我是非盈利组织“孤儿农场”的创始人。
And what we do is farm bugs for food because in other countries where we work they’re a really really popular food.
Most of the orphanages don’t own any land.. Like in any large African city, there really is no opportunity for them to grow a garden or to raise chickens.
Insects are a protein source that they can grow in a very small space.
Do you think you’d like to eat bugs?
No we’re not used to it here in the U.S. are we？
I don’t think they are very appealing as something you put in your mouth.
And you see them crawling on the ground and you see them around dead things and it just doesn’t appeal to me to eat something that seems to be so wild.
Can I just taste one?
Yeah, one, totally and then if you like it you can have more.
It’s really crispy and salty.
Tastes kind of crunchy and kind of yummy.
So you guys have a really exciting adventure ahead of you to linger, which has the longest-running menu item of an edible insect menu in the entire country.
A cricket soba noodle dish.
We do black ants and sesame seeds with crickets mixed in with the green tea soba noodles, and then we garnish with Chapuline crickets.
Kind of like a hard raisin.
But the seasoning is great!
Nice to meet you, I am Jeremy, Pleasure to meet you.
As much as we love beef, as much as we love our farmers and stuff, there is no scientist, there is no environmentalist that’s going to tell you cattle farming is a sustainable practice.
we should eat more insects.Cricket. Bug Appetit.