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Looking ahead to our 10th Season!

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Sunday July 27, 2014   -   By Teresa

Our tenth-annual Pumpkin Festival is fast approaching, and in under 8 weeks we'll be opening our doors again to our favorite people -- our customers.   It doesn't seem possible that this will be our tenth season, but it is.  We have grown in ways we...

Currantly!

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Friday July 18, 2014   -   By Phil

The busy season picking is upon us! With the usual mix of beans, kale, leeks, broccoli, greens and such, we have had a banner year for currants. We hand pick, so it is time-consuming, but we are pleased with the size and large quantity of berries. The bushes...

Farm Tour Bloopers

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Thursday July 17, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

You’ve seen bloopers at the end of videos or TV programs—those scrambled up or misspoken scenes that were edited out of the film.  Usually, the actors burst out laughing at themselves in the ensuing pandemonium.  But life, unlike film, doesn’t...

Farm Tour

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Thursday July 17, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

It’s a beautiful Saturday evening, the dragonflies are out, a few puffy clouds float by, and the breeze carries the scent of clovers and wildflowers from the pasture.  Folks are gathering at Farmstead with family and friends for one of our outdoor...

No longer just for drinking, chai tea has made a b...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Thursday July 17, 2014   -   By Arlene

Oregon Chai Cakelettes No longer just for drinking, chai tea has made a big splash in baking recently; enhancing everything from healthy breakfast granola with chai spices to decadent cupcakes with rich chai butter cream frosting....

Home Farm Herbery’s Natural Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Monday July 07, 2014   -   By Arlene

Home Farm Herbery’s Natural Red Velvet Cake Makes two 9-inch cakes or 24 cupcakes   Ingredients  2-1/2 cups cake flour 3 tbsp. NATURAL cocoa powder (not Dutch processed or dark) 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp....

Here is what is new this week for great cooking fr...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Tuesday July 01, 2014   -   By Arlene

Here is what is new this week for great cooking from Home Farm Herbery. Home Farm Herbery created their own  Canadi an Steak Seasoning   by hand blending the following ingredients: Organic Garlic, Black Pepper, Coriander, Chili,...

Thoughts for Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Tuesday June 24, 2014   -   By Edward

If we were back in the hay business, I would be ecstatic about this weather - hot, dry and windy. But it is not good for growing vegetables. Luckily we can just turn the handle and the drip irrigation goes to work! Yesterday we spent time cutting all of the...

Thoughts for Monday, June 23, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Monday June 23, 2014   -   By Edward

As much as I think I'm behind in some of my tasks on the farm, when I look around and think about it, I'm not bad off at all. There is always something to do and yes, some things do get a little farther beyond then you would like them to be. But considering...

Celebrity Farm

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Thursday June 19, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

If you’re a fan of Public Television, maybe you’ve seen some of the eye-opening agribusiness documentaries like “Food Inc.” or “Supersize Me.”  Several of these include visits to Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farms in Virginia, where cattle graze on pasture,...

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Next to Love

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday June 17, 2014   -   By Brian

Work on a small farm primarily consists of manual labor and is a grueling proposition.  James Carville stated, “Next to Love, the greatest gift someone can give is their labor”.  Never has such a statement hit closer to home then what we experienced...

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The Exceptional (Pastured) Egg

Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Thursday June 12, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

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Thoughts for Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Tuesday June 10, 2014   -   By Edward

We have been getting a warm rain for the last two days in the Delaware Valley. Fortunately at the farm, it has been raining sparingly. Warm rain makes every thing grow. And that includes the fungus and the weeds.  I expected the worst when I walked the...

Thoughts for Monday, June 9, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Monday June 09, 2014   -   By Edward

The CSA and the market both went very well on Saturday. It was cool to see the excited faces of the CSA members as they went along the table selecting the fruits and vegetables that they wanted. A couple of first timers said they felt guilty about the produce...

Thoughts for Friday, June 6, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Friday June 06, 2014   -   By Edward

While scouting the potato patch the day before last, I discovered some beginnings of the blight. As I looked up the diseased leaves to confirm my suspicion that it was late blight, my next thought was to contact our county ag agent to give him the word. You...

Thoughts for Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Wednesday June 04, 2014   -   By Edward

Anna and I put the rest of the drip line down last night. It rained all around us after much of the afternoon was hot and humid. I turned on the water for about an hour and a half last night. There was a time when I wouldn't think of watering after dark...

Thoughts for Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Tuesday June 03, 2014   -   By Edward

Something happened yesterday that very few people take into consideration when they think of farming.  My daughter Anna was helping my father put in some drip lines. I was busy fertilizing over in the same patch of ground. My ear caught bits and pieces...

Thoughts for Monday, June 2, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Monday June 02, 2014   -   By Edward

We managed again to do very well at the market on Saturday. Next week we start the CSA and I am looking forward to seeing all of my old and new members. We lucked out in that the weather broke in time to get plenty of strawberries and asparagus for the market...

Thoughts for Friday, May 30, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Friday May 30, 2014   -   By Edward

It has been cool, that's for sure. Even my fishing buddy Pat, who catches lobsters and fish off the South Jersey coast, says that the weather has pushed back the fishing season a couple of weeks. Those big beautiful strawberries have stopped ripening up, the...

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