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The main stream media catches up on the Family Far...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Wednesday August 31, 2011   -   By Tony

I am so happy to read today in the NYT that finally someone cared about telling the tale of damages to farms and small farmers in the aftermath of TROIPICAL STORM IRENE.Check this out and my earlier blog article on the same subject . I had the first...

Mean Irene and the less" MAIN SCREAM MEDIA COVERA...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Monday August 29, 2011   -   By Tony

I am reporting this right now from FLORIDA , the home state of REAL HURRICANES and daily TROPICAL storms.Irene was just another normal tropical storm as we felt it here.No flooding or major "city flattening ".There were no "CATASTROPHIC"str...

Using Salsa made from SamM Market ingredients on I...

Blog: Conroe Saturday AM market   -   Tuesday July 05, 2011   -   By Fred

July 4th was unique in SW Texas this year. Fire Bans were in full effect. I did not see fireworks in our neighborhood . Only on TV from dwntwn. Houston and Boston Harbor. After having eaten hotdogs all day on Sunday . I decided Italian sausage was the food of...

Can taking a photo of a Farm become Illegal?

Blog: Slow Food - Conway/Myrtle Beach Convivium   -   Thursday May 05, 2011   -   By JP

Imagine if taking photos of farms were illegal — and the photographer was subject to fines and possibly jail time. If Big Ag got its way, that's exactly what would happen. Right now they're pushing legislators in Minnesota, Florida, and Iowa to criminalize...

Spring Rains, Sunshine and Sunsets

Blog: Spyglass Gardens   -   Sunday March 27, 2011   -   By Steve or Wendy

Spring time wouldn't be normal if there wasn't rain. What is so wonderful that after the spring rain you witness streaks of sunshine radiating to the earth. Occasionally the skies open to an array of brightly colored clouds painted with Gods finger. And off in...

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Blog: Blue Hill Farms   -   Wednesday March 23, 2011   -   By Kim

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Feels Like Spring Today and Other Ramblings

Blog: Avalon Farms Premium Homegrown   -   Thursday March 17, 2011   -   By Brigette

March in Michigan seems to be a month of extremes, weather wise. I call it mud season. It can be cold, snowy one day and sunny with 60 degrees the next. Yesterday and today were very pleasant days when we didn't have to bundle up in order to spend some time...

SPINNING YARNS

Blog: Happy Hills Alpaca Farm   -   Friday March 04, 2011   -   By wawanuky

SPINNING YARNS Its been a while since I blogged. About seven seasons, four baby alpacas ago and in time about a year. Real farmers just don’t have time to blog. I’d love to be on Farmville, I’d love to be on facebook. Good marketing skills but unrealistic...

Justice!

Blog: MM Livestock Co   -   Thursday February 17, 2011   -   By Megan

First let me say Thank You to everyone that has supported us through the crazy attacks we have been enduring for the last few months. The outpouring of love has kept us fighting and justice has partially been served! The person that killed my colt has been...

VOTE 4 Your Favorite Foods!

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Saturday February 12, 2011   -   By Poly

Food Inc - Official Trailer [HD]  - Brought to us by, VISO TRAILERS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eKYyD14d_0 Release Date: 12 June 2009 Genre: Documentary Cast: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser Director: Robert Kenner Writer: Robert...

When Organic Food Isn't Really Organic

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday February 09, 2011   -   By David

Frequently I'm asked about the difference between local, sustainable food and Organic. Although you could find a small farm that is Organic and it be a great place to get your food, for the most part the Organic label is being adulterated at an alarming rate. ...

Have you ever considered owning Alpacas?

Blog: Natural Fiber Works of Knox Farms   -   Tuesday February 08, 2011   -   By Janet

Thinking of purchasing alpacas? Wondering where in the world do you find alpacas? Trying to figure out what to do with alpacas? Contemplating the tax advantages of owning alpacas? Fantasizing about your very own alpaca? Who owns alpacas? What are...

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Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms discusses grass-fed...

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Tuesday January 18, 2011   -   By Poly

Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms discusses grass-fed cattle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nIcfh2UqV8

More Proof - The FDA is Out to Get Farmers

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Saturday January 15, 2011   -   By David

Tamworth Duroc Cross Pigs 2005 In yet another move against farmers, the FDA recently took a "no holds barred" approach to being adversarial to farmers. They attacked one of their own. If you were wondering if the FDA was your friend as a...

Smaller Livestock Producers May Get a Fair Deal

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday January 12, 2011   -   By David

It's all about the money Several years ago I was reading something, I don't remember what now. I was shocked to find out that there has been a law on the books since 1921 that would stop a lot of the "sweetheart" deals that exist in the...

What a beautiful day!

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Monday December 27, 2010   -   By Rowena

Wow, what a day.  This is my favorite time of year to work outside...yes I know that does not follow the norm, but I am a winter person and I love working hard and not pouring sweat.  45 degrees with no wind is perfect working weather!!  I don't...

New Greenhouse to Keep Vegetables Growing

Blog: Family Farms CSA   -   Friday December 17, 2010   -   By Foster

Foster Fogarty's Family Farms CSA moved his operations inside the other day.   The freeze, which stopped agriculture production over much of North Texas, will not stop operations at Family Farms CSA. Family Farms CSA, east of Sherman,...

The Hens Are Coming

Blog: Family Farms CSA   -   Friday December 17, 2010   -   By Foster

The chicks arrived and are growing.  Soon they will be hens and laying eggs for Foster Fogarty's Family Farms CSA, east of Sherman, Texas. These hens will be fed organic food and cared for in a way no big-time commercial egg mill will ever care for...

Farro Mushroom Risotto with Sage and Thyme

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Wednesday November 17, 2010   -   By Cynthia

Make local grains for Thanksgiving! Farro (aka emmer) is a chewy, satisfying whole grain grown locally in Washington State at Bluebird Grain Farms .  Soak it and cook it slowly to maximize flavor and tenderize the texture.  The fresh herbs and...

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