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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 ...

2014 Onion Planting Party!

Blog: Cross Roads Ranch   -   Wednesday January 01, 2014   -   By Mathew

(February 8th, 2014)  Activities Include: Planting 5,000 Onions, Hay Bale Steer Roping, Horse Shoes, Pony Rides and Lunch  This event will fill up quickly so sign up now!   https://www.facebook.com/events/1440754822804701/   ...

Buy Local

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Friday December 20, 2013   -   By Phil

   As growers and sellers, we all encourage and support the "buy local" initiative. It's good for us and the local economy. People purchase local foods fresh, meet the actual people producing them and can even see the production first hand...

Barn Dance

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Thursday August 01, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Circle to the left And back to the right Right-hand star And a left-hand star   Do-si-do your corner Then do-si-do your partner Circle left, then Moving couples on you go to the next set! A...

A Time for Music

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Saturday April 20, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Music and rural living have a long history.  Shepherds passed the time playing flutes out in the pastures; country folks came together, linked hands, and danced to fiddle tunes; and often there was singing in the fields.  This ancient view of music...

Maple Syrup Memories

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Friday April 12, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Finally, the weather has been just about right:  warm, sunny days without a wind that causes the snow to melt in rings around the base of the trees, followed by clear, frosty nights that harden the snow to a stiff crust.  The birds seem to sing...

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...

Benefits of Gardening

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Saturday March 23, 2013   -   By Katie

If you’re a gardener, you know that gardening brings more than just fresh veggies into your life. Spending some time outdoors, digging in the dirt and tending to your plants can merit health, mental, financial and community benefits. Here’s a ‘lil...

Morgan Botanicals Summer Herbal CSA

Blog: Morgan Botanicals   -   Friday March 22, 2013   -   By Jessica

Morgan Botanicals Summer Herbal CSA memberships are now open for registration! Enjoy 3 months of homegrown and wildgathered handmade herbals such as teas, tinctures, syrups, oils, creams, oxymels, incense, flower essences, hydrosols, essential oil blends and...

Blog: Random Hills Farm   -   Monday March 04, 2013   -   By Rick

On Being Neighborly

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Tuesday February 05, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

On these blustery cold days and shivery cold nights, sometimes we can feel a bit cooped up in our homes, huddling by the wood stove with a dog or two close at hand for added warmth.  Chores begin by encasing oneself with copious amounts of wooly or...

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...

Never and Idle Hand

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Wednesday January 23, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Being asked the question, “How do you have time to do all these things?!” is not an uncommon occurrence on our farm.  From livestock to gardens, farmer’s market to making gelato, balancing the many layers of endeavors at North Star Homestead can be an...

State of the Community Garden II: What are the PR...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Thursday January 17, 2013   -   By Tony

  From an experienced horticulturist  point of fiew(20 years of community urban farming in S.Florida), I asum up the Pros and challenges as follows. A:The Pros- 1)Urban Farming as a THERAPY:I have been interviewed by the...

What is Sustainable Living?

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday November 20, 2012   -   By Katie

In January of this year I wrote Our Story and mentioned that I would eventually share with you why we believe a micro-farm provides health (sustainability) not only for our family but also for the community. Since that time, I’ve used the term ...

TopSIXCommunity Garden Challenges and Solutions.A ...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Thursday November 01, 2012   -   By Tony

The community garden experience here in South Florida started in the late 1990 as far as I am concerned. I witnessed the creation of a community garden at a crime infested site here in South Florida.I was lucky to have a major Newspaper "Sun...

Jay Street Garden Celebration

Blog: For The Good, Inc. Community Gardens   -   Friday June 22, 2012   -   By Cassandra

It was a hard sell for Theresa Mott’s BOCES GED class on Good Friday when she first brought them to the Jay Street Garden. The day was cold and dreary and the plot looked like the neglected place it was. There were plenty of weeds and dead leavings from the...

Community Gardening

Blog: The Cedar Water Healing Lodge   -   Thursday May 31, 2012   -   By Gayle

The Cedar Water Healing Lodge is proud to announce that our community garden is now open and ready for anyone wanting an organic place to garden!  We have one acre tilled.  Please feel free to come and plant at any time of the day, during the week or...

Planting Begins at Jay Street Garden

Blog: For The Good, Inc. Community Gardens   -   Friday April 20, 2012   -   By Cassandra

Larry Drake of Feed Our Vets and Garden Manager have begun planting at Jay Street Garden. Two beds so far. Several chard varieties in one bed and two rows of Danver half longs, two rows of mesculin mix and a section of radishes in another. The DSS group was in...

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