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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...

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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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Lesson Learned

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Thursday November 21, 2013   -   By Phil

  With rain forecast for tomorrow and they are calling for snow over the weekend, I need to finish putting the asparagus patch to bed today. I first cut the asparagus ferns off at the ground; cover with about 6" leaves; add a layer of straw and top...

WELCOME!!!

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Thursday October 17, 2013   -   By Phil

  Hi All, Thanks again for a great season! While it is still fall and things are still growing (lettuce, spinach, Asian greens, turnips), we begin to look ahead to the next season and planning.    We are currently looking into forming a...

September 3 CSA box: the fruits of summer from you...

Blog: Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics   -   Monday September 02, 2013   -   By Susana

Hello CSAers:  Mirra, Kayla & Richard are harvesting the fruits of summer’s labors for you and look forward to seeing you all at tomorrow’s market.  Give them your appreciation for their dedication and hard work in caring for the farm during my...

My father's passing (from Susana)...and Freeze you...

Blog: Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics   -   Monday August 26, 2013   -   By Susana

Dear CSAers:  I’m grateful for the care and support I received this past week while I was with my father and family in the Intensive Care unit of the University of Iowa Hospital.  Last Friday, as we sang together around his bed, my father passed away...

JULY 16 CSA INFO & RECIPES and "Transitions at the...

Blog: Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics   -   Tuesday July 16, 2013   -   By Susana

IN YOUR BOX TODAY: CUCUMBERS !  tender enough for salads, do not have to be peeled, these are wonderful fresh on hot July days.  See the previously posted info & recipes for yogurt/cucumber/mint sauce or in Tabouli Salad. GREEN BEANS...

"Eating is a Revolutionary Act!" by David, plus in...

Blog: Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics   -   Tuesday July 09, 2013   -   By Susana

BLUEBERRIES & BLACKBERRIES! so tasty and bursting with nutrients and essential vitamins--see their amazing health benefits listed below!  If you manage to not eat them all fresh, they’re wonderful in the “Morning Glory” muffin recipe below or the...

JULY 2 CSA Box, recipes and "Farming with Nature"...

Blog: Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics   -   Tuesday July 02, 2013   -   By Susana

PAC CHOY   “Joi Choy” is back!  A staple in many Asian dishes and a crunchy addition to a fresh salad, the stalks are also delicious dipped in hummus, yogurt-cucumber dip (see below) or pesto.  Pac Choy makes a tasty stir fry with onions, garlic...

Spring Cleaning

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Tuesday June 18, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

When interns come to our farm, there are lots of things to learn, but one of the first lessons goes like this:  half of good farming is cleaning, another half keeping things organized, another half planning three steps ahead of what you’re doing now,...

Nature's Catch-Up Game

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Tuesday May 28, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

I don’t think anyone can argue that this has been a strange spring.  Or shall we say, what spring?  Winter, winter, winter, winter, summer.  In one week, we had 18 inches of snow, followed by 80-degree weather!  Many of the domestic...

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