You visit the local farmer’s market on a whim, stroll past
vegetable stands, herb bunches, and flower bouquets. Finally, your eyes fixate
on a huge tomato that’s bigger than both of your hands put together. It pulls
you toward it; you lift it in your palms up to your nose and inhale all the
sweetness of a thousand harvests. You are ruined in an instant and vow never
again to be seen buying little mushy pre-ripened red water balloons that the
local grocers label as the same fruit.
We all know that the “real” thing is always better than a
fake, lacquered, forced vegetable. If you’ve ever wished you could grow your
own crops, you’re not alone. Hundreds of thousands of people have realized the
taste and nutritional benefits of producing their own food. Not everybody has a
large patch of ground in which to sow their seeds. But anyone anywhere can grow
their own food.
These days anything we can do to offset our “out of pocket”
expenses can be extremely helpful, not to mention the pure satisfaction you get
in knowing that even you can provide food for yourself!
Embrace whatever situation you have, and creatively compose
your garden. For people who live in the city or apartment complexes, a
container garden might be ideal. Grow boxes and wide beds can be installed in
virtually any sunny location. Indoor lights can simulate sunlight if your
location doesn’t get enough direct rays.
Your ability to garden is limited only by your location and
imagination. Focus on what you have available to you, not what you don’t. Some
friends of mine live in an apartment complex and even they enjoy beautiful
organic vegetables growing in containers on their balcony, and fresh herbs on
It’s no secret that gardening can be a rewarding hobby for
many different reasons. Besides the endless amount of flowers and vegetables
than can be grown in a garden, there’s a special sort of satisfaction from
nurturing and caring for plants, and then reaping the plentiful rewards. A few
supplies, some dedication, and a bit of sensible gardening advice are all
you’ll need to get started and on your way to growing your own garden.
If you need any helpful advice getting started, give us a
call, that’s what we’re here for!
Posted by Bill
@ 07:26 PM MDT
Have you seen the price of food lately? I have been
watching….and the prices are definitely on the rise. Just the other day my wife
and I went the store to buy groceries. As we were checking out I was amused at
the fact that we had gotten so little and was shocked when I heard that we owed
$44.00 for two small bags! Makes me wonder, what can we do to survive? Is it
time to make things simpler? Should we all know how to grow our own food? In
times past our whole country was full of small family owned farms. Living off
the land, these families were able to produce food for themselves and their
local community. The old saying “If you don’t work, you don’t eat” had a whole
different meaning back then. My question for you is a simple one. If you were
ever put in a position where you needed to grow your own fruits and vegetables
to provide for your family, could you? What about the winter time? Do you want
to save money every month by harvesting your own nutrient dense vegetables.
Eden Valley Farm is here for you! We are holding a seminar in April of this year to teach you how to grow your own food. We want to encourage everyone to stretch their money by growing various fruits and vegetables in their own back yards. We also want to educate the community to support their farmers by buying locally grown produce. Lets keep the money in our community!
Come on by and check us out!
Posted by Bill
@ 03:46 PM MDT