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Saturday Happenings at the Bluegrass Farmers' Mark...

Blog: Bluegrass Farmers Market   -   Friday July 18, 2014   -   By Kentucky Proud

I did my usual Saturday morning walk through the Richmond Rd. market and I was so pleased with the variety and quality of the items that our farmers brought to the market. I have been told that the Azur Restaurant & Patio location looked just as good!...

This Little Piggie,...

Blog: Homestead Pantry   -   Thursday July 17, 2014   -   By Homestead Artisa

First let me say how surprised I was to log in today and realize I had saved drafts, and not published any blog entries for several months.  Hum.  Well, here goes yet another one.   This spring I was disappointed that our gilts and sows had not...

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Blog: Tewksbury Grace Farm   -   Thursday July 17, 2014   -   By Johnny and Leah

Cheers to another week of amazing weather in the central PA valley! We’ve had a nice round of rain on the farm, though we did have another water truck delivery to keep our precious vegetables living the spa life. The heirloom tomato plants are looking...

Why Should You Become a Vendor at the TFM?

Blog: Tonopah Farmers Market   -   Thursday July 17, 2014   -   By Mary

The Tonopah Farmers Market invites you to make money for your organization or business at the 2014 Tonopah Farmers Market, by providing produce/food /meals/products/services for purchase to our customers & vendors.    ...

Farm Tour Bloopers

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Thursday July 17, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

You’ve seen bloopers at the end of videos or TV programs—those scrambled up or misspoken scenes that were edited out of the film.  Usually, the actors burst out laughing at themselves in the ensuing pandemonium.  But life, unlike film, doesn’t...

Farm Tour

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Thursday July 17, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

It’s a beautiful Saturday evening, the dragonflies are out, a few puffy clouds float by, and the breeze carries the scent of clovers and wildflowers from the pasture.  Folks are gathering at Farmstead with family and friends for one of our outdoor...

Sylvopasture

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Thursday July 17, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Every year, we have a similar struggle in the pasture for the sheep.  In the early part of the season, there’s too much grass, growing tall and lush at exponential speeds.  You can’t move the sheep through fast enough.  Then things peak off...

No longer just for drinking, chai tea has made a b...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Thursday July 17, 2014   -   By Arlene

Oregon Chai Cakelettes No longer just for drinking, chai tea has made a big splash in baking recently; enhancing everything from healthy breakfast granola with chai spices to decadent cupcakes with rich chai butter cream frosting....

The Benifits of Blackberries

Blog: Wally World Farmer's Market   -   Wednesday July 16, 2014   -   By Chef Michael

The benifits of Blackberries As I continue to recover from my last  Gout attack  I have found Cherry juices and  Fresh  Blackberries and Blue Berries. The most readily available and affordable items have been the Fresh berries. This...

Second CSA Honey Harvest

Blog: Summer Smiles Honey Farm   -   Wednesday July 16, 2014   -   By Darci

Yesterday I extracted and bottled another crop from your CSA hives.   You will be receiving a 1 1/2 pound jar this time around.  I'm so excited that I was able to do a second harvest!   Its that time of year that I need to do a major...

Tart Cherries and Golden Honey Melons

Blog: Wally World Farmer's Market   -   Tuesday July 15, 2014   -   By Chef Michael

Tart Cherries and Golden Honey Melons I have spent an hour learning how inhumanely we treat certain animals before they arrive on our dinner plates. These articles were being read before I decided what dish to create for bible study tonight.  For our...

Eugene, Oregon First City to Ban Bee-Killing Pesti...

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Tuesday July 15, 2014   -   By Marcie

Leave it to Eugene to be the first!!! An alternative, progressive city, they just became the first in the country to ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, one of the types linked to  declining honey bee populations. According to  Beyond...

Sugar Grove Farmer's Market

Blog: Sugar Grove Farmers Market   -   Monday July 14, 2014   -   By Pat

The Sugar Grove Farmer's Market has been terrific so far! We have meat, eggs, local honey, gourmet dog biscuits, amazing bread, cookies, foccicia, cupcakes, veggies, fruit and so very much more!!!!!! Over 17 vendors so far this year and we are getting calls...

Sunny Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Blog: Bluegrass Farmers Market   -   Friday July 11, 2014   -   By Kentucky Proud

Before I even begin to tell everyone what wonderful 100% homegrown or produced items will be available this week at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market, I want to address and hopefully answer some questions that shoppers had this past Saturday. We had a few...

This week's bag...

Blog: Tewksbury Grace Farm   -   Thursday July 10, 2014   -   By Johnny and Leah

As you will see in this week’s bag, we have transitioned into more summer foods. Here’s what’s in the bag this week: Snap Beans- First of the season, beautiful medley of colors and flavors.  Best eaten flash sautéed with olive...

Sunshine is our friend

Blog: Clayton Farmers' Market and Small Farm Animals   -   Thursday July 10, 2014   -   By Janice

NE Washington weather has been ideal for our gardens, as long as we have enough water to assist in the growing process.  However, this past week has seen the average day temps in the mid 90's - the vegetables are able to 'cool down' somewhat in the...

Super Duper Supers!

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Thursday July 10, 2014   -   By Marcie

Our ten hives are growing up! Literally! They began not long ago as "nucs"…new hives, just one box high. A few weeks later, our new queens had raised enough baby brood to necessitate the addition of a second box ("super") above……and THIS...

Regina's Massaged Kale Salad

Blog: Gandharva Farm   -   Wednesday July 09, 2014   -   By Rita

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Helen's Dixie Relish Recipe

Blog: Gandharva Farm   -   Wednesday July 09, 2014   -   By Rita

Dixie Relish from Bell Complete Book of Home Preserving, edited by Judi Kingry and Lauren Devine .  Helen is a master at creating canned wonders. Makes about six 8-oz jars.    4 cups finely chopped cabbage  2 tbsp celery...

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