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Sunday Special Late Season Pick Up Oct 27

Blog: Iverson Family Farm   -   Saturday October 26, 2013   -   By Bret

We are cleaning out the garden.  We should have a mix of items but you may pick extra apples if you would like some.   Customer Appreciation Day! 

Frost! (And Other Updates)

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday May 13, 2013   -   By Katie

There’s a reason why the last frost date in Michigan (the reasonable date on which you can plant outside in the spring without worrying about frost harming your plants) has been moved to May 18 . Last night (May 12/13) we had a visit from good ole Jack...

Our DIY Chicken Coop from Scrap Materials

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday April 26, 2013   -   By Katie

Chicken Week ended many days ago. All the same, there’s one mildly important feature in our chicken raising plans that I have yet to share with you: Our chicken coop. Why the delay? Well… in short, the coop wasn’t done when I expected it to be. It was...

Spring Jobs 'To Do List', Planning A Plant Exchang...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Thursday February 21, 2013   -   By Neil & Jean

For me and I believe many others, Spring holds a promise for newness of life! It's when I look out and dream of new flower beds, anticipate the coming springs first crops of asparagus and rhubarb...savoring the memory of their here today,...

A "Green" Barbeque, Vermicomposting and some Yummy...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Thursday December 27, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

It's just about January now and I am already thinking about what I am going to get to start in the green house here in just a few weeks... oh it sends a chill of excitement up my spine! It really isn't too early for all the home gardeners...

Host A Cookie Exchange Luncheon, Making The Invita...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Wednesday December 26, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Its cold, its blowing, there's snow on the ground, ice on the windshields and us summer lovers need to keep looking for things to keep us occupied until we can dig in the dirt.  Now that all the holiday hustle and bustle is over, we...

The Art of Meaningful Gift Giving, How to Preserve...

Blog: The Old Winery Farmers Market   -   Tuesday December 18, 2012   -   By Jean

We're at the time of year when everyone is in a hustle and bustle of the Holidays. For us the Farmers Market is filled with beautiful gift items and our market friends are all too happy to stop by and pick up that beautiful, one of a kind, hand crafted item...

The Art of Meaningful Gift Giving, How to Preserve...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Tuesday December 18, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

We're at the time of year when everyone is in a hustle and bustle of the Holidays.  For us the Farmers Market is filled with beautiful gift items and our market friends are all too happy to stop by and pick up that beautiful, one of a...

An Organic Urban Farming class at a Firefighter fa...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Monday December 10, 2012   -   By Tony

I fascilitated an Organic Gardening class to a grouip of Fire Fighters and their families and friends two weeks ago and guess what ..It was a big hit! Fire fighters are among the elite of our community when it comes to putting their lives on risk to save...

Eating Locally 'In Season' In Michigan Year Round,...

Blog: The Old Winery Farmers Market   -   Wednesday October 03, 2012   -   By Jean

Eating Locally 'In Season' In Michigan Year Round,  Some Meat Recipes for a change~ Rabbit In Sour Cream and Chicken Tangine  Eating locally is a way of life.. . a mind set... a position in...

More on Organization: Weekly Schedule At A Glance,...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Friday September 07, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Everyone that knows me knows I love to create schedules, make lists and have multiple day planners & calenders.  I love everything about organization. Over the years I realized that I inherited this trait from my mother......

Herbs: Planting, Tips and Varieties and a few Herb...

Blog: The Old Winery Farmers Market   -   Thursday September 06, 2012   -   By Jean

The end of the month... we are already through one third of this year... I certainly cannot believe how fast time keeps moving on.  Our farms winter market is over ~ 21 weeks have flown by and now the regular season farmers market...

Eating Locally 'In Season' In Michigan Year Round,...

Blog: The Old Winery Farmers Market   -   Tuesday September 04, 2012   -   By Jean

Eating locally is a way of life.. . a mind set... a position in the community... a thought process... You either believe it is better for you and your family or you don't.  For Localvors and Foodies...  you get it......

A Companionate Herbal for the Organic Garden and Y...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Friday August 17, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Summer is here and we are in full swing! I am finding it harder and harder to get to this blog with all the responsibilities I have around on the farm.  I am constantly thinking of things to write about and share, but finding...

Make a Blooming Chair, How To Make Herbed Vinegars...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Wednesday August 15, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Flowers are bursting open everywhere and the fledglings are leaving the nest... young robins are hopping all over the garden eating creepy crawlies and enjoying being out of the nest... glorious, glorious summer!  The...

Herbs: Planting, Tips and Varieties and a few Herb...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Friday July 27, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

The end of the month... we are already through one third of this year... I certainly cannot believe how fast time keeps moving on.  Our farms winter market is over ~ 21 weeks have flown by and now the regular season farmers market...

Idea Note Books, Remembrance Shadow Boxes, Edible ...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Sunday July 01, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

I love photographing my gardens, both veggie and flower. I take photos of them at each stage so I know what I need to fill in, get rid of, thin out or re-do. As I page through my garden journals, it is so interesting to see how the beds have matured, changed...

Plan A New Garden Now, Apple Orchard Strudel

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Thursday June 28, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Planning a new garden is always so much fun for me.  Each year I get to draw up field, garden and flower bed plot plans! This is one way that I spend my winter days!    If you start with a garden journal and jot down...

Nifty Bird Feeders, Homemade Hummingbird Nectar, A...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Wednesday May 23, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

I was in the kitchen the other day leaning on the counter looking out one of the windows when a male & female Purple Finch landed on the feeder.  I quick called over baby Aaron and picked him up to watch them.  We were actually only about seven...

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