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Mid Michigan CSA Sign Up Season is in Full Swing

Blog: Central Michigan CSA   -   Sunday March 23, 2014   -   By Joe

Social media makes it easy to stay connected with other Michigan CSA Farms and I've noticed membership is in full swing. Earlier today I saw a couple local CSA's that were all full and have already closed membership. I manage the Central Michigan CSA ...

Thinking about African Americans in Agriculture

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday February 28, 2014   -   By Katie

By definition, being a minority means that in most circles and situations I’m among people who are different than me. I don’t mind. In fact someday I’d like to write about how being a multi-racial person has helped (and in some ways necessitated) me to...

My experience and insights from farming

Blog: Green Acres Farm   -   Thursday October 17, 2013   -   By Mark

I was recently interviewed by a friend that has a blog and is a much better writer then I am.  So I thought I would post a link to her blog here.  I hope this works.   http://silentache.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/an-interview-on-permaculture-...

The sap is running and we are boiling!!!!!

Blog: Swiss'er Sweet Maple   -   Sunday April 07, 2013   -   By Barbara

Swiss'er Sweet Maple has over 3000 maple trees tap this spring season to bring its customers the best maple syrup from Lewis County, New York. Warm days and cool nights make the sap run up the trees. Our buckets wait for each drip. Our son Lane and his friends...

The Scoop on CSAs

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Sunday March 31, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Maybe you’ve heard a bit of the buzz or maybe you have even been a member of one, but CSAs are becoming an increasingly popular way to build connections with your local farmer and enjoy great, fresh, seasonal foods.  If you’re wondering what...

Making Compost Tea @ Origins Farm

Blog: Origins Farm   -   Monday March 25, 2013   -   By Alistar

Like a great cup of earl grey tea, compost tea is a simple, yet elegant brew that soothes the soul. Of plants, that is. We often use compost tea on our new seedlings for increasing fertility in the soil and to increase its resistance to soil-borne...

CSA shares 2013 Woodstock, Il & Logan Square Pick...

Blog: M's Organic Sustainable Farm   -   Friday February 01, 2013   -   By MM

Woodstock Pricing: 18 weeks Vegie Share only $455.00 Vegie plus egg share( 6 dozen for the season) $ 491.00 Half Vegie share $275.00 Half Vegie Share plus Eggs $311.00 Checks payable to MM Graff 14101 WAshington Street Woodstock IL 60098...

An agriculture supported community

Blog: Origins Farm   -   Monday January 07, 2013   -   By Alistar

As the beautiful winter sun sets over our fields, I am reminded that this is a time to slow down. A time to rest the weary body after a long farming season. A time to rest the soul, and mind.  I love this time of the year. I love the cold. I love the...

Quality is a Good Thing

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Friday October 26, 2012   -   By Twilya

Now that my growing season has come to end, I find myself engaged in agriculture in different ways.   I am just now returning from Pennsylvania where I had an opportunity to spend time with a group of individuals with limited exposure to agriculture...

Duck!

Blog: New Dawn Farms   -   Friday October 19, 2012   -   By Dawn

Did you know the agricultural production of ducks has steadily declined since the 2nd World War. Meanwhile the production of broiler chickens has skyrocketed. Think to yourself how often do you eat duck? Have you ever eaten duck? Do you like duck? Are...

Pecan Pre-Harvest Checklist

Blog: What's Happening on the Farm | Royalty Pecan Farms   -   Wednesday September 12, 2012   -   By RoyaltyPecans

Pecan harvest season is just around the corner! Depending on the variety, most pecans should be ready to harvest in the next two to three months. Do you have pecan trees on your land? We've put together this simple outline to help you start planning for...

The Wee Hours Update

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Saturday July 07, 2012   -   By Twilya

It is already 1:00 a.m. and I have to get up extra early in the morning so this will be short and sweet.   Tonight was our last t-ball game of the year.   We did not win, but we worked pretty well as a team throughout the game.   My...

New Roads Bring Change

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Tuesday June 12, 2012   -   By Twilya

Today is Wednesday and I will be headed to Manhattan to deliver to my drop customers, including People’s Grocery.   I will also hang around at Peoples for the farmers market from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.   With me I will have an abundance of...

The Preparation continues

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Saturday June 09, 2012   -   By Twilya

It is approximately midnight and in seven hours I will be on my way to the Old Cheney Road Farmers Market in Lincoln, NE.   In tow is a lot of hard work and if I don’t day some great produce.   The girls and I spent the last...

Say No To GMO's

Blog: Freedom To Grow Our Own Food   -   Tuesday June 05, 2012   -   By Jason

Pepe makes a prediction: Your health will one day depend on how wealthy you are, since foods will contain more and more GMO. People who can't afford USDA Organic Foods will be at greater risk to the potential hazards posed by GMO'S. Farming...

The Waiting Game & The Frustrations of Modern Tech...

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Monday June 04, 2012   -   By Twilya

I am frustrated this afternoon.   I have found a handy and inexpensive way to create an online ordering system and the system does not like my name.   I understand, but it is still my name.   I have sent my questions and or comments and I...

It is Now June

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Saturday June 02, 2012   -   By Twilya

This week has been a full one!   I spent the rest of the week making deliveries, trimming tomato plants, attending t-ball games, enjoying lunch with some new friends, junking and working on my Sunday market.   Wednesday I...

The Mind Wonders at the Mulberry Tree

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Thursday May 24, 2012   -   By Twilya

So this week I have busied myself picking mulberries, picking peas, and enjoying Olivia’s first t-ball game.   With the exception of t-ball, there is a fair amount of time to think.   When my hands are busy, but my mind free to wonder… all...

The Lost Tooth and Fresh Produce

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Sunday May 20, 2012   -   By Twilya

So my Livie lost her tooth and now we must all wait to see if the Toothy Fairy lives up to her promise.   Tomorrow she goes for kindergarten round-up.   It does not seem possible that my baby will start school this fall.   Her birthday...

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