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Sleeping Earth

Blog: Spyglass Gardens   -   Saturday January 03, 2015   -   By Steve or Wendy

As we celebrate the New Year, we look forward to its unfolding. Looking out at the fields all covered with snow we can hear the earth sleeping. Such a silence is peaceful and sweet. While others scurry about, the farmer simply admires the slumber of the good...

Our 2015 csa sign up info

Blog: Plum Creek Farm News   -   Monday October 06, 2014   -   By Chicken Wrangler

Here is everything you need to know to sign up. Just return the form at the bottom with your deposit. Email me with any questions. 2015 Plum Creek Farm CSA       Our 2015 CSA will run from May until October with pick ups on Sundays, May 31, June 14,...

2014 Harvest Complete

Blog: Oregon Trail Garlic   -   Tuesday August 12, 2014   -   By Kevin

2014 Garlic Harvest is complete!  What a beautiful and bountiful harvest.  We have a lot of new varieties available this year on our website, that you should could and taste! Perhaps for the last time, we have a HUGE amount of Chesnok Red available...

First Ever Blog Post

Blog: Pleasantrees Farm   -   Friday March 28, 2014   -   By James

My first ever blog post!   I have been planning to do this for a while now, and just haven't had the extra time. For starters, I am a 36 year old male. Married to my wonderful wife of just over three years, with our 3 children ages 5,8,11.  We...

WhaHooo! Half way through!

Blog: Oregon Trail Garlic   -   Thursday September 19, 2013   -   By Kevin

We got to the halfway point on cleaning and sorting our garlic today!  That's about 1,500 lbs WOW.  This is our first big year, and the scope of the labor involved is really clear now.  I did all of the cleaning and sorting by myself last year,...

Fall vegetables ready for you

Blog: Family Farms CSA   -   Saturday September 14, 2013   -   By Foster

The summer is cooler and fall is just around the corner. ... and the vegetables at Foster Fogarty's Family Farms CSA in Sherman, Texas has a plate for you! "We have black-eyed peas,...

Meet the bug control team!

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Saturday May 04, 2013   -   By Carol

I have to say, I am AMAZED at the amount of bugs a bird can consume!  Just sitting at my computer and looking out the window, I can see our bug control team hard at work!  The workers that deserve the 'grand champion' of bug eating award are the...

Girls Quilted Activity Bag

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Saturday May 04, 2013   -   By Carol

  On our list of gifts to make this year, are two boy activity bags.  My daughter made this bag for herself last year, and we are going to use the same style for the little boys. We are trying to find the perfect little piece of fabric for the boy...

Christmas planning in May!

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Wednesday May 01, 2013   -   By Carol

It is May, and my daughter and I sat down to create a list of what we want to try to make for Christmas!  Our goal is to make at least one gift for each family member before the end of November, so we can spend December enjoying the Christmas holiday!...

Seasonal Family Garden Plan

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday April 16, 2013   -   By Katie

One of the things I’m enjoying most about this year’s growing season is the opportunity to help others with their home gardens. Last week I had a chance to chat with a friend and former college roommate – Sara Heilig, about the garden that she and her ...

March at Colvin Family Farm

Blog: Colvin Family Farm   -   Monday March 25, 2013   -   By Colvin Farm

Howdy from Colvin Family Farm! We're having an eventful month so far--exciting happenings and semi-disasters have kept us hopping as we try to fit our busy Spring schedule between the predictably unpredictable East, TN weather--snow and freezing temperatures,...

Food Serenity

Blog: East Texas Heritage Homestead   -   Friday March 15, 2013   -   By MrsHill

I'm sure you've heard of the Serenity Prayer? Your food is one part of life that there are things you can control and things you cannot and we need to know the difference.  With all the noise in this very big and open world it's very easy to get lost and...

Transitioning Process To Clean Food Eating

Blog: East Texas Heritage Homestead   -   Wednesday March 13, 2013   -   By MrsHill

As a family farm advocate, I am often asked for advice about the process of transitioning to clean foods from our processed foods world. It has been my experience that, and if I could do it all over again, I would have started with drinks and grab-and-eat...

Announcing the 2013 Virtual Farmhands!

Blog: Colvin Family Farm   -   Wednesday March 13, 2013   -   By Colvin Farm

Announcing the 2013 Virtual Farmhands! Eating our way through the 2013 seasons! For the 2013 CSA season, our farm has hired three local bloggers (we're calling them "Virtual Farmhands") to share weekly recipes, pictures, storage tips, and other...

Blog: Harvest Valley Farms   -   Monday March 04, 2013   -   By Art 

February At Colvin Family Farm

Blog: Colvin Family Farm   -   Friday March 01, 2013   -   By Colvin Farm

February at Colvin Family Farm In a nutshell: wet With more than a foot of rain, we have had a wet, wet, wet month here on the farm. All through the month we kept thinking It couldn't get any wetter, but we kept being proven wrong! Despite the inclement...

Giving Thanks

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Wednesday November 28, 2012   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Over the river and through the woods To Grandmother’s house we go The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh Through the bright and drifting snow-oh Over the river and through the woods Oh how the wind does blow ...

Thankful Time

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Tuesday November 20, 2012   -   By Emily

I had a wonderful post typed out on the ALBC conference, but the computer ate most of it.  So, more on that next week...  It's Thanksgiving week!  For most of us, it means food and family, and if we're lucky, some time off.  For me this...

My New Family

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Tuesday October 30, 2012   -   By Emily

I have been most blessed to be welcomed, with open arms, into a new family of sorts lately. I shared the story of my pony, Sara, and how much she meant to me, but one blog entry couldn't possibly cover our whole story. Her story actually had a horrible...

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