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Winter Update

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Tuesday December 30, 2014   -   By Phil

  Happy Holidays All!   While we spent the last few weeks with friends and family and enjoying their company (and a little down time for us!), time marches on and we need to get a jump on the new year. Most of the seeds and supplies are on order;...

Restoring our Spirits in Winter

Blog: Suburban Fresh Farm   -   Friday December 12, 2014   -   By Anna

Early last spring I visited Moss Hill Farm with a group of fellow farmers.  Floyd Keisler grows using biodynamic principles.  It was an amazing experience and I left with severe soil envy and some great ideas.  While there we learned about some...

Soil Quality and Produce

Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Thursday December 04, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

When it comes to growing produce, the quality of soil is extremely important to our organic farmers. There are many factors that go into soil quality, which ultimately determines plant productivity and nutrient value. Soil tests are done annually at our farms...

Say It Ain't So!

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Wednesday October 15, 2014   -   By Phil

  Yet another growing season is coming to an end. This week marks the last pickup of our CSA. Frost came Saturday night and only the hardy survived. While the cold tolerant crops continue to grow; most of the beds are ready to be put to rest for the...

Find Something You Love

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Wednesday September 24, 2014   -   By Brian

"Find something you love and you will never work a day in your life".   Whoever said that lied right through their teeth.   I work at something I love, but it is the hardest thing I have ever done, with the exception of having my...

Fall Update

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Thursday September 18, 2014   -   By Phil

  Time for the fall update around our farm!   Tomatoes and peppers were excellent this year. Another week or two and they will be done. Our fall kale, lettuces and spinach is coming in; along with the carrots and beets. The cool weather has kept...

Urban Farming Challenges and Solutions in South Fl...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Tuesday September 02, 2014   -   By Tony

This summer we have witnessed record heat temperatures in South Florida, besides the decrease in the precipitation and increased challenges of the  Climate Change. To tackle the challenges to Urban Farming in S. Florida one must seek...


Tomato Season

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Monday August 11, 2014   -   By Phil

  Tomatoes; finally. About 10 days later than usual, but all the heirlooms are beginning to come in. Nice size, very little cracking, the bushes are loaded with them. No sign of blight (it's been a very wet year), plants are healthy and don't appear to be...

Monsoon Season

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Wednesday August 06, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

The first couple of years after we moved up to the farm full-time offered classic Northwoods summers—cool, moist mornings, a little rain in the afternoons, and maybe three days of 80 degrees.  There really wasn’t any need for air conditioning, and we...


On The Farm...

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Tuesday June 24, 2014   -   By Phil

  All the crops are growing good despite the excess rain we've had. The CSA members are getting leaf lettuce, chard, beet greens, head lettuce (butterhead and crisphead), kale, radishes, kolarabi, snap peas, pac choi, asparagus and chinese cabbage....

Girl Power

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

“So…where are the men?”  “So, on your husband’s farm…” “So, there’s no men on the farm?” Those awkward questions that start with “So…” are certain to lead to poking and prodding into some aspect of our farm that isn’t “normal,” or...


Farm Safety

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Friday June 06, 2014   -   By Brian

Our operation is small and we have never had an instance or a concern about food safety.  Being germ-phobic has not hurt us either.  However, we recently received our GAP certification.   GAP stands for Good Agricultural Practices.  It is...

We have a New line of Ebooks!

Blog: Johnson's Family Farm   -   Wednesday March 26, 2014   -   By Bill

Things are ramping up for 2014! we are excited to introduce our new line of Ebooks! it took us over 2 years to get the licensing worked out! but we know we are making a valuable contribution to local farmers and communities! here's our latest book: ...

Stay Updated with the Farm

Blog: Chicken Thistle Farm   -   Wednesday March 26, 2014   -   By Andy

Stay up to date with our farm by subscribing to our Chicken Thistle Farm Coopcast - the best small farm podcast out there (we think) :)

Simpler Ways

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Tuesday March 25, 2014   -   By Phil

  Being an organic grower, I find it is more of a lifestyle choice than a production method. It reaches into every facet of my life; not only what I eat. I make a conscience effort to use only the minimum outside inputs to produce the expected results....

Optimistic Nature

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Saturday March 15, 2014   -   By Phil

  Gardeners and farmers are optimistic people in general. We're content to plant a seed; nurture and pamper it for 3-4 months in the hopes of getting a carrot or onion we can eat. Not all that efficient overall, but it does have it's rewards. We get to...

Extreme Chores

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Friday March 07, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Bundled in 17 pounds of boots, insulated pants, down coat, hat, gloves, and face scarf, my glasses iced over by steamy breath, facing winter chores can become daunting even before leaving the back door. External faucets are frozen closed, so we fill...

Thinking about African Americans in Agriculture

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday February 28, 2014   -   By Katie

By definition, being a minority means that in most circles and situations I’m among people who are different than me. I don’t mind. In fact someday I’d like to write about how being a multi-racial person has helped (and in some ways necessitated) me to...

seeds and such are rolling in

Blog: Richert/Phillips Farms   -   Wednesday January 08, 2014   -   By Michael

   The season is not here yet, but thanks to the return CSA members we are able to have our seeds and supplies purchased early and the seeds have already been coming in. We are very happy that our farm does not need large loans like before we started...


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