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Soil Quality and Produce

Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Thursday December 04, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

When it comes to growing produce, the quality of soil is extremely important to our organic farmers. There are many factors that go into soil quality, which ultimately determines plant productivity and nutrient value. Soil tests are done annually at our farms...

Chicken Paddock Planting Plan

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Thursday February 13, 2014   -   By Katie

Last spring’s Chicken Week seems a world away now as I look out onto giants mounds of fluffy snow. That week of posts introducing our first flock of chickens also discussed our plans and tips for chicken keeping. One of the central concepts in our plan...

Crops We Grow

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Tuesday October 22, 2013   -   By Phil

We grow multiple plantings of all your favorite foods. Mixed leaf lettuce, 2 kinds of head lettuce, spinach, Asian greens, kale and swiss chard. Root crops include beets, carrots, leeks, onions, celeriac, radish, daikon radish and turnips. With beans, snap...

Good Gardeners know you can easily grow some winte...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Thursday October 03, 2013   -   By Arlene

Good Gardeners know you can easily grow some winter crops to help with your food budget and to give your family healthy food choices. Kohlrabi Purple Vienna Seeds (Heirloom/Non-Hybrid)   Cabbage Seeds Early Wakefield ...

Gearing Up for Another Season

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Tuesday February 26, 2013   -   By Jeff

We are gearing up for the upcoming growing season at the Bountiful Blessings Farm. With the addition of a new high tunnel this year, we will once again be able to provide local customers with top quality, fresh produce earlier, without the loss of flavor. High...

Season Extension

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Wednesday October 03, 2012   -   By Rebekah

September 26, 2012 With the cool weather of fall arriving on the winds that sweep across SR 38 it comes time for moving the growing plants indoors. Because the greenhouse size is one that will grow with the farm there is space in...

Fall Musings

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Friday September 07, 2012   -   By Rebekah

Wow! it’s hard to believe its September already. Even though the temperature continues to be very "summer-y", in my mind September=fall. Luckily I am not the only one to feel such, the broccoli and storage cabbages have begun to arrive and...

Ground Cherries

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Friday August 31, 2012   -   By Terry

Each year several new crops are trialed on the farm and this year one of those crops was ground cherries, aka cape gooseberries or poha.  I'm assuming the poha name is native American in origin. The CSA members have gotten a small helping in their shares...


Flower Power!

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Tuesday July 10, 2012   -   By Rebekah

Check out the beautiful sunflowers growing in the field! I can't believe they are staying in bloom for so long. Also, the zinnias and marigolds are going strong, providing a nice habitat for a variety of insects. ...


Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Monday July 02, 2012   -   By Rebekah

I have been reading a book called The Four Season Harvest by Elliot Coleman in which he talks about plant health and pest control. The idea being that healthy plants will have less pests because their actual physical make-up is less desirable to eat...

A Few Pictures of the Bountiful Blessings Crops

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Thursday June 21, 2012   -   By Jeff


Photos from the Field

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Monday June 18, 2012   -   By Rebekah

June 18, 2012 Over the last 24 hours the farm has been inundated with rain and thunderstorms. Irrigation from the sky is always my favorite form, not only because I was a passive observer but becasue the veggies always look brighter, bigger, and...

A Special Tomato Story

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Friday June 01, 2012   -   By Rebekah

June 1, 2012 Last month I was contacted by a woman interested in giving me a couple of tomatoes. This woman's name was Deanna Douglas, and these weren't just some ordinary tomatoes. She explained to me that these heirloom fruits had been...

One of the World's most Destructive Do-Gooders?

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday March 05, 2012   -   By David

Dr. Mercola has once again brought to light another controversial look at what is driving the "Gentically Modified Foods Can Save the World" agenda. My opinion is much like his in that the research I have looked at isn't based on sound science. Just...

A Synopsis of the Produce Business

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Saturday March 03, 2012   -   By Jeff

The success of any business depends largely on the clearness the entrepreneur conceives as to the aims and purposes which he is to attain. Many persons grow crops because their family grew them, because they know how to grow them, or because the land and...

Walkers Fresh Veggies CSA February 2012 Newsletter

Blog: Walkers Fresh Veggies   -   Tuesday January 31, 2012   -   By Mark & Carolyn

Walkers Fresh Veggies - CSA  February 2012 Newsletter Hi Everyone! I just did an inventory of seeds I have on hand left over from last year and found I have the following seeds available to plant (these are additional crops not listed in my previous...

Making Magic.

Blog: Growing Days   -   Tuesday November 22, 2011   -   By Julie

Last week, I picked up a novel called The Magicians by Lev Grossman, thinking that this might be a fun read for our girlie. As I found it in the teen section, however, I decided to read it first. (Confession: I love kids books, teen books, ANY...

November Roses. And Tasty Treats.

Blog: Growing Days   -   Tuesday November 15, 2011   -   By Julie

Next year, during the oppressive heat and humidity that epitomizes South Carolina's summer, I need to remember this week. This is why I love South Carolina. Gorgeous foliage... ...while pots of...

Back to MS Farmers Market

Blog: Amorphous Gardens   -   Thursday November 03, 2011   -   By Sevanna

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