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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...

Extension Office Visit

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Saturday April 21, 2012   -   By Jeff

The weather here at Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce has been cold and blustery. After experiencing some eighty degree days a couple of weeks ago, it is difficult to get used to this colder weather. Yesterday, I seeded most of the balance of tomatoes and also...

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...

Canning Classes

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Monday September 13, 2010   -   By Sonya

Still taking canning students for October and November classes!  We've had a great response, but I like to remind folks I need to take December and most of January off for holiday business (and FINALLY some relaxation!) Register online at our...

Canning Tip #10 - Canning Safety

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Friday August 06, 2010   -   By Sonya

If you've ever read our blog or examined our website, you know I'm dead serious about safe canning.  Although I operate a small-batch cannery and still hand-pour thousands of jars of jam annually, I am FDA and Ohio Dept of Ag...

The Quest for the Winter Harvest

Blog: Amity Highland Ranch and Ebenezer Hill Gardens LLC   -   Thursday May 27, 2010   -   By Debbie

We have been diligently experimenting with methods of extending the summer harvest into the late autumn months.  When the weather cooperates, staying warm into late October and even into November, it's easy to keep growing and harvesting the delicious...

#2: Canning tip of the week!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Tuesday April 20, 2010   -   By Sonya

Salsa: the number one rated condiment in America!  And one of the most dangerous to can, if you don't take simple precautions.  I've seen time and again, someone without any canning experience say, "I've got this GREAT salsa recipe. ...

Canning tip of the week!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday April 14, 2010   -   By Sonya

Starting today, I'm going to write one canning tip per week.  It IS the beginning of canning season, right?  The strawberries are just about ready to burst, herbs are appearing, and canners are pulling equipment from their basements and...

Boulder Belt Farm Share Inititive Week 27

Blog: Boulder Belt Eco-Farm   -   Friday October 09, 2009   -   By Lucy

It the first full week in October and we have a couple of returning members and a couple of members who have left leaving us about at the same place as last month member-wise. It seems all things, including Farm Share initiatives, seek equilibrium. We have...

Boulder Belt Farm Share Initiative Week 25

Blog: Boulder Belt Eco-Farm   -   Wednesday September 30, 2009   -   By Lucy

It's the first day of fall-we have made it through spring and summer and for us farmers it is all down hill from here. Most of the fall planting is done. Next we start cleaning up the market garden so it can be put to bed for winter. This means ripping out old...

Boulder Belt Farm Share Initiative, Week 15

Blog: Boulder Belt Eco-Farm   -   Sunday July 26, 2009   -   By Lucy

Greetings and Salutations, It is Tuesday and that means a new week of farm share has commenced, week 15. Things got a bit exciting here on Saturday. First we got home from a spectacular farmers market-the best July market we have ever had thanks to having...

Global Warming Solutions - More of the Same?

Blog: F.A. Farm   -   Wednesday February 04, 2009   -   By Walter

This morning on NPR, scientist and policy consultant Dan Sarewitz from Arizona State University addressed the political costs of global warming. He made a valid point that our use of energy is “the metabolism of modern industrial society.” Clearly, making...

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