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Food Preservation Basics

Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Tuesday December 02, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

It’s that time of year again! Harvest season has hit its peak – and for us local food lovers, this means we have access to more produce than we could ever consume before it starts to go bad. Luckily, there are many ways to keep food from spoilage that will...

Preserving (Freezing) Zucchini

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday July 30, 2013   -   By Katie

Swimming in zucchini? Giving some away to the neighbors seems to be the common cure for an overzealous squash plant. If you’re feeling a bit miserly… or in a positive light, if you wish there was a way to enjoy home-grown zucchini all year round, here’s...

Freezing Whole Strawberries

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday June 18, 2013   -   By Katie

Freezing strawberries is easy peasy but there are a couple of steps you can take to optimize the outcome. The method I used works best for freezing whole strawberries. Timing is key too – try to freeze them as close to the time they are harvested as...

Local Strawberries

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday June 17, 2013   -   By Katie

This spring may have been cooler than usual but it is still, after all, spring. My goal for May and early June was to stock up on three early-spring crops: Asparagus, rhubarb and strawberries. We’ve purchased and preserved more than 12 pounds of asparagus...

Freezing Asparagus

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday June 05, 2013   -   By Katie

A couple of weeks ago I bought a LOT of asparagus… like 15 pounds. We ate two pounds of it that week and the remainder I’ve saved for the future. (You know, like some January evening when asparagus sounds good for dinner but I refuse to buy food that...

Crazy Texas weather

Blog: The Organic Farm Experience   -   Friday February 10, 2012   -   By Deb

29 Degrees Tonight, burrrrrah   As usual, our crazy weather here in Texas goes from nice warm days to below freezing temps at night.  Not to worry though, as the saying goes, "if you don't like the weather just wait 15 minutes and it will...

Baby It's Cold Outside

Blog: Double Oak Farm   -   Friday January 08, 2010   -   By Lori

  It is cold and snowy outside today. The pond is frozen over. The ice is  over 6 inches thick and with low’s below zero predicted that won’t be changing soon. The deer just ate the last of the kale I was saving in the garden. So where in the...

Easy Ways to Preserve summer's bounty

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Saturday September 12, 2009   -   By Mona

The next best thing to eating food fresh from the garden during the summer and fall is having it to eat during those cold winter months.  I found this terrific article on the Farmer's Almanac website regarding preserving those wonderful summertime...

It's Been Awhile..Again

Blog: Breeze Hill Farm   -   Monday August 24, 2009   -   By MaLinda

Good Morning Everyone! It's been awhile again since my last entry. If this happens again you will know that I have been too busy to Blog. Everything is going very well here. Business is great and we are adding more every day. All of the animals are surviving...

Good Day!

Blog: Debbie's Garden   -   Saturday April 04, 2009   -   By Chickadee1

Today was a good day! I got a late start on my gardening, then took a break to go visit with my daughter Georgia and grandson Tommy....he's such a cutie, always something new (he's 10 months)!  Then back home for some transplanting....into bigger...

Chilled to the bone

Blog: Alaskan Hen House   -   Wednesday January 07, 2009   -   By Terrisa

Oh yes, now I remember. This is Alaska and it's suppose to be like this, right? No. We have had a really really long cold snap this year. And an early one to boot. Keeping water bowls thawed has become a full time job around here. It's been hitting...

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