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Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Thursday May 29, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

Welcome to Harvest Michigan! Our focus is to develop a thriving, regional 'Food Hub' for the (northern) Southeast Michigan region servicing Oakland and Macomb counties. We offer services through the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, and the Buying...

Thoughts for Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Thursday May 29, 2014   -   By Edward

Every year as I browse the seed stands at the local big box or hardware store, something always catches my eye and I say, "I've got to try and grow that!" This year it was the Burpee catalog that provided the impetus. I've always been a fan of...

Thoughts for Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Wednesday May 28, 2014   -   By Edward

The Colorado Potato Beetle is one of the earliest things that I can recollect when it comes to farming. That sounds kinda strange so let me explain. My grandfather was a tomato farmer. He grew what we call "can house" tomatoes for Violet Packing in...

Yes, Shares Still Available for 2014's Season!

Blog: Providence Farm, Central Lake, MI   -   Tuesday May 27, 2014   -   By Andrea

Hi Farm Friends and Local Foodies, We are pleased to be able to expand our organic garden share offerings this season.  That means will have garden shares available for many more families!  This time of year, people frequently call asking if we...

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Thoughts for Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Tuesday May 27, 2014   -   By Edward

It was a busy Memorial Day weekend but the weather was good and so was the company. We had a banner day at market on Saturday. We were one of two vendors that had strawberries so we loaded up the pickup with as many flats of the sweet fruit as we could and...

Everyday Aesthetics

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Sunday May 25, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Farms are certainly places of function—growing food to feed the family, the neighbors, and some to sell to help keep the place running—but often in family-run, small-scale farms, there is also attention to other details that are not just for form...

Thoughts for Friday, May 23, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Friday May 23, 2014   -   By Edward

It was a great relief that the terrible storms that went through our area yesterday literally went right around us. Rain is bad. Hail is the worst. There is no more helpless feeling than watching it rain from the sky and you have no way of stopping it. Frost...

Thoughts for Friday, May 23, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Friday May 23, 2014   -   By Edward

It was a great relief that the terrible storms that went through our area yesterday literally went right around us. Rain is bad. Hail is the worst. There is no more helpless feeling than watching it rain from the sky and you have no way of stopping it. Frost...

Spring time in NE Washington State

Blog: Clayton Farmers' Market and Small Farm Animals   -   Thursday May 22, 2014   -   By Janice

We were contacted last week about weaner pigs - we did raise hogs for over 40 years; however, we no longer have hogs on our farm.  Our long time friends about 50 miles north of us still raise pigs - they were contacted and were willing to sell weaners to...

Thoughts for Thursday, May 22, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Thursday May 22, 2014   -   By Edward

Athletes talk about being in the zone. That perfect time in which everything they do is just right and it all clicks. The baseball is as big as a beach ball tot he batter. The hoop was as wide as the ocean to the basketball player. The goal posts were right up...

Thoughts for Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Tuesday May 20, 2014   -   By Edward

I finished fertilizing the gardens last night with the Norwegian seaweed extract. I need to get the commercial size package if they have one. I doubt it. I noticed that the zucchino rapidio, Italian squash, has popped out of the ground and is throwing its...

Thoughts for Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Wednesday May 14, 2014   -   By Edward

A formidable foe, the yellow nutsedge. Instead of cursing it, I admire it as I take my wire weeder and gently pluck out each weed or clump. The nutsedge has amazing survival skills and is proficient in the lacking sandy loam that is my potato patch. I have...

Thoughts for Monday, May 12, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Monday May 12, 2014   -   By Edward

We took off for Mother's Day because that's what you do.  But Saturday, I worked my butt off. Planting mostly. Put in the next round of beets, carrots, string beans. Planted for the first time the watermelons. Hoed the potatoes. Boy, those nut grass...

You can use carrot powder in Carrot cake, pudding,...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Sunday May 11, 2014   -   By Arlene

Carrot Powder Carrot Powder is also known as Dried Carrot Powder Our Home Farm Herbery Carrot Powder is made from chemical free, carrots and has a sweet, subtle and pleasant taste and aroma. You can use it in Carrot cake, pudding, juice,...

How to make your own chemical free European Beer M...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Friday May 09, 2014   -   By Arlene

Why consume condiments from a grocery store that contain texturizers, stabilizers, preservatives and refined sweeteners?  Why consume large amounts of high-fructose corn syrup when it is easy enough to make your own condiments? Are we that...

Thoughts for Friday, May 9, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Friday May 09, 2014   -   By Edward

I spent a considerable amount of time last night doing insect and deer spraying. Are they one in the same? With the anticipated hot weather working its way up from the South, so will the whiteflies and flea beetles. Be proactive, that's my motto. I use Lambda...

Thoughts for Thursday, May 8, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Thursday May 08, 2014   -   By Edward

New chefs are like new parents. They want all the best for their restaurant and go out of their way to tell you so. They're going to use local fruits and vegetables. They're going to be sustainable and they are going to save the local farmer from extinction....

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Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Wednesday May 07, 2014   -   By Arlene

Pizza Seasoning Mix (Original Blend) At Home Farm Herbery we have successfully blended our organic and chemical free herbs to create an exact replica of a true Italian Pizza Seasoning.  You will love it! We top our homemade...

Thoughts for Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Wednesday May 07, 2014   -   By Edward

The Russian Banana fingerling potatoes have started to pop out of the ground much to the relief of my father and I. Don't get me wrong. I know in the back of my mind that sooner or later they would sprout. But we're in a race against the weeds in potato hills....

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