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Blue Pearls

Blog: Marshfield Farmers' Market   -   Sunday July 06, 2014   -   By Lorrie

Sometimes the tiniest things bring happiness.   This week my little pearls of happiness were a few blueberries from our garden.   Seemingly trivial over which to get excited, but several years without a single berry made this morning’s...

Sowing the seeds of our Future Farmers

Blog: Marshfield Farmers' Market   -   Wednesday June 25, 2014   -   By Lorrie

Sowing the Seeds of our Future Farmers Eat local, buy local is the proverbial phrase these days, and one well worth supporting.   However I believe that being a locavore reaches farther into the hidden gems of our lives.    ...

Give that farmer a tip!

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday March 24, 2014   -   By Katie

Dairy cows from Moo-nique {Image Credit} Kriannmon on Flickr Today I wanted give you a brief peek into a sweet conversation that recently happened at our house. Owen has been experiencing some growing pains lately. I heard once that a dose of extra...

We have moved our herd of dairy goats.

Blog: Organic Goat Farming   -   Thursday September 19, 2013   -   By Thomas

We have moved our herd of Shalom dairy goats.  We have moved to  the Cumberland County so we're still in Tennessee.  We have three breeds of goats, LaMancha, Nubian and Saanen.  I was hoping to find a Sable Buck to breed to our Two Saanen...

Farming friendships

Blog: Mill Road Farms- working hard to feed the masses   -   Wednesday August 14, 2013   -   By Cara

So the best part of doing farmers markets is the friends you meet along the way.  Sure, there are the customers that come back every week, and tell you about what they made with what you have grown, and are excited to see what each week brings....

S.Florida elementary school organic vegetable gard...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Wednesday July 31, 2013   -   By Tony

It was my first field trip today to offer observations and ideas from the point of view of an urban farmer with educational and experiential background. My tour guide was a garden enthusiast mom who have a passion to help start productive gardens at...

What a difference a year makes

Blog: Mill Road Farms- working hard to feed the masses   -   Friday July 12, 2013   -   By Cara

So in the spirit of letting people get to know us, we decided to start a blog!  For those of you that are aware, you can just skip the next few lines. For those that are new, please read on!  Our farming life, as it currently is, started about 3...

Meet the Farmer Part 2

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Sunday April 14, 2013   -   By Arlene

Meet the Farmer Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfw2ybbRTYs

I'm "Farmer of the Day" at www.urbanfarmonline.com...

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Saturday November 17, 2012   -   By Katie

Well isn't that something? I'm pleased to announce that I'm listed as the "Farmer of the Day" at www.urbanfarmonline.com!  Come check it out: http://www.urbanfarmonline.com/community-building-and-resources/?navm=topcommunity

Once Upon a Time, There Was an Emu Farmer, Part 3

Blog: 4 D Acres   -   Monday September 10, 2012   -   By Mike

As mentioned in the prior post, the emu products became a central part of the operation, and emu oil is certainly not least among them. Mike says regarding the emu oil, that one thing that really piqued his interest the oil was originally used by the...

Once Upon A Time, There Was an Emu Farmer, Part 2

Blog: 4 D Acres   -   Monday September 10, 2012   -   By Mike

The 4 D Acres emu operation started with eight chicks in 1996, and shortly thereafter 2 breeder pair for egg laying. The bird business was off to a start, however rough, the breeder pair was not productive, so… as in any sustainable operation, they were...

Once upon a time, there was an Emu Farmer - Part 1

Blog: 4 D Acres   -   Monday September 10, 2012   -   By Mike

Largely influenced by visits to Grandpa’s farm as a young boy, Mike Martin would eventually work the holidays and summers of his teenage years on that same farm with his uncle putting in long hours for low pay, and “loved it!” “I was totally immersed into it.”...

Help Another Small Farmer - Colton's Birthday

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Sunday June 17, 2012   -   By David

Colton's Birthday Colton celebrated his six month birthday with about 300 other folks who came out to say happy birthday and show their support to to Stephen and Nel Nutbrown. Colton was recently diagnosed with a rare brain disease that Doctor's...

I need help to make this pig farm work for me. Any...

Blog: Great Tasting Pigs   -   Monday June 11, 2012   -   By Donnie

I need any suggestion on Marketing My Very Special Breed of Pigs. Please Help Me...

Being a Teamster

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Monday May 07, 2012   -   By Emily

 When you hear the word teamster, what springs to mind?  Unions?  Jimmy Hoffa?  Big 18-wheeler trucks hauling freight down the interstate?  (And yes, I am going somewhere farm-related with this...) Originally, a teamster was one who...

Coos Bay Farmer's Market - Open for 2012 on May 2...

Blog: Coos Bay Farmer's Market   -   Tuesday May 01, 2012   -   By Sarah

We will open for the 2012 season tomorrow and most of our ducks are in a row. Central Ave. will be the site again this year and several new businesses have opened downtown as well as 3 new restaurants. The ancient Magnolia's are blooming as well as beautiful...

Family farmers in the business of milking cows :Ch...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Friday April 13, 2012   -   By Tony

Here is another small farmer story and the dilemma of trying to make a buck milking a cow and selling locally grown food. In this election year small farmers must come together to gather not just crops but also their votes and voices to...

Christmas Lights, Flashlights and the Emu Round-Up

Blog: 4 D Acres   -   Tuesday December 27, 2011   -   By Mike

Christmas always brings back memories of a day in the life of an Emu Farmer. It was an early, early Sunday morning, about a week before Christmas. Temperatures were in the mid 20’s as I woke at 2:00 am and headed into the other room to wake one of my...

A Promise

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Tuesday November 08, 2011   -   By Mary

In farming and ranching, despite the boasts of science and technology against the so-called inconveniences of nature, there remains a lack of confidence in these powerful tools by those whom they were made. A sick animal can be taken into the barn, given...

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