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Honey and Allergies! Nothing to Sneeze At!

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Thursday September 30, 2010   -   By Marcie

Is it TRUE? Does honey really alleviate annoying allergy symptoms? Or is it an old wives tale? There are so many "superfood" health claims out there, that I take most of them with a grain of salt. (Oh no, wait....forget the salt, remember the blood...

Daily Harvest

Blog: Hiamonee Farms   -   Wednesday September 22, 2010   -   By Clarke

We're picking up chestnuts by hand every day, sometimes more than once a day - have to stay a step ahead of those annoying squirrels. Then every evening we sort them out and put them under refrigeration.

Harvesting begins!

Blog: Hiamonee Farms   -   Tuesday September 14, 2010   -   By Clarke

The chestnuts are falling now, and we've started harvesting them.  It's off to refrigeration for these babies!  Refrigeration (with high humidity) increases the sugar content of chestnuts. By the time they're used, usually in November and December,...

2010 crop nears harvest

Blog: Hiamonee Farms   -   Wednesday September 08, 2010   -   By Clarke

September 8 - The chestnut trees are heavy-laden here in late summer. The limbs bend with the weight of the ripening chestnuts. Looks like another bumper crop! 

We're At FIU Farmer's Market

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Wednesday February 10, 2010   -   By Marcie

FIU is hosting a Farmer's Market on Wednesday afternoons! Last week I was out of town, and so my reluctant FIU student/daughter was commanded to participate in the first market of the season. Well, after a bit of grumbling on her part, she went, honey in hand,...

Growing herbs in the sizzling summer of Florida.Un...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Friday July 03, 2009   -   By Tony

In exploring and researching the roots of growing herbs in the tropical zone of Florida I stumbled on the mystical meanings as revealed throyghthe ancient healing arts of Ayuervida and TCM(TraditionalChinese Medicine). It is so funny that we are...

Top Ten Reasons:Why to Choose PRODUCTIVE ORGANIC G...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Tuesday April 07, 2009   -   By Tony

Number ONE : June is the official starting month of the HURRICANE season in Florida.Gardening in containers is Hurricane resistant.How? It is easier to move a container to a safe shelter indoors out of STORMS way . Number TWO: Containers can be a...

The Importance of Chromium

Blog: Dansk Farms of Florida   -   Wednesday March 25, 2009   -   By Joe

Nancy's Nutrition Corner "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,"  Hippocrates. Chromium Chances are that many of you have heard about chromium. The name of this mineral has been tossed around quite a bit lately as a...

FREE TIPS on Tropical Organic Gardening Basiics..H...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Wednesday February 18, 2009   -   By Tony

Gardening in the tropics...are you going bananas! Lots of Snow birds(South migrating Up North folks) flock to  warm Florida every year .I meet a lot of them at  local community gardens who approach me with this question: How...


Weathering the cold

Blog: ASIF Gardens   -   Friday January 30, 2009   -   By Kate

It isn't easy to weather freezing temperatures. In other climes, gardners build greenhouses and plant in containers to move into greenhouses. With school hours we just haven't done that. Instead, the nights that dip below freezing, Gus, Andy and I cover with a...

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