Louisiana Heritage Strawberry
The Klondike, Daybreak, Headliner, and Tangi strawberries are all varieties that were traditionally cultivated in Louisiana. These heritage varieties have a higher sugar content than typical commercial strawberries. In southern Louisiana, particularly in the southeastern parishes of Tangipahoa and Livingston, many farmers have cultivated strawberries with other fruits for over a century. The Tangi strawberry is currently being cultivated by Henry Amato, a farmer in Tangipahoa Parish. Mr. Amato employs traditional methods and grows the berries on mulch beds of locally gathered pine needles as opposed to black plastic.
Our farm consists of two growing areas, barn, goat pen, chicken roosting house, a variety of fruit trees and berry vines. We have a natural area in the back and this is where the bees live.(more...)
Soon after I married North Dakota farmer Kent Pfennig, I began to miss the exceptional flavor of lamb I grew up with in New Zealand. Determined to meet or exceed those lofty standards for taste and quality, I also yearned to make our Driscoll, North Dakota family farm more sustainable. (more...)