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Garden Cleanup and Sore Muscles!

Blog: Spyglass Gardens   -   Tuesday April 08, 2014   -   By Steve or Wendy

Its never an easy task -- cleaning up the garden. No matter how big or small theres is always debris, broken pots, hoses to mend and trees to trim.   Winter in Idaho can be hard on everything. Stacks of leaves smashed into every corner, branches...

Asparagus Artichoke Sandwich

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Thursday February 06, 2014   -   By Phil

Today's recipe is for an open faced sandwich. 1 bunch asparagus - cut into 2 inch pieces artichoke hearts - drained and cut into quarters red onion - sliced and separated into rings 2 teaspoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons fat-free Italian dressing ...

We received this wonderful review so we are postin...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Monday March 04, 2013   -   By Arlene

HI Arlene, thanks for the care you took in sending out my herbs and spices and for the free chili powder! I wanted to leave a review for one of your spices but I saw in previewing that it shows my entire name with the review. I can't change my name to a...

Keeping Food Safe - GAP

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Thursday February 21, 2013   -   By Jeff

This week has been exciting! I spent all day in classes on Tuesday for Illinois Department of Agriculture and USDA GAP training. GAP stands for Good Agricultural Practices. In January 2002, USDA AMS formally implemented the USDA Good Agricultural Practices...

Jay Street Garden Celebration

Blog: For The Good, Inc. Community Gardens   -   Friday June 22, 2012   -   By Cassandra

It was a hard sell for Theresa Mott’s BOCES GED class on Good Friday when she first brought them to the Jay Street Garden. The day was cold and dreary and the plot looked like the neglected place it was. There were plenty of weeds and dead leavings from the...

The sale is ON! - Day 1

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Thursday March 29, 2012   -   By Twilya

The calls are coming in and visitors will soon be headed out to the farm.  We have A LOT of tomatoes for sale as well as bell pepper plants and several types of herbs.  If you are ready to start your garden you need to stop here first.  We...

July 18............ already!!

Blog: Harvest Haven Farm   -   Tuesday July 19, 2011   -   By Sherry

Good morning everyone. Hope you are all enjoying the heat!  This week your shares will include: Kale*, swiss chard, yellow summer squash, beets and turnips, sugar snap peas, lettuce, bannana peppers- mild, herbs and a dozen eggs.......our recipe for...

Happy Fourth!

Blog: Harvest Haven Farm   -   Wednesday July 06, 2011   -   By Sherry

Hi everyone...... Hope you had a wonderful 4th. Our family did the traditional picnic, friends and fireworks. It was a great day! This week the new addition is Broccoli.. Share contents: Broccoli onions, ...

Tips to Improve Your Mental Health - Every Day!

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Thursday December 30, 2010   -   By Poly

To View complete, original article, click on link. http://www.mhasp.org/help/stress-week.html     Tips to Improve Your Mental Health - Every Day!   Try the following tips to help plan a week...

Harvest Specials, Exhibitors, Live Music and More ...

Blog: Williamsburg Farmers Market   -   Tuesday September 28, 2010   -   By WFM

Saturday, October 2 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Williamsburg Farmers Market will move to the east side of Henry St. in front of the Bookstore for the kickoff of An Occasion for the Arts .  Thirty-five vendors will have...

Taking a year off

Blog: Greenjeans Farm   -   Sunday December 27, 2009   -   By Jeff & Toni

I have had an epiphany.   We don’t have to grow food to feed other people! I have a great job. We do the farm because we use it, and we like to share. There is great joy in that!   My next year is dedicated to sharing with who I want to.   No...

wee baby purrkitty needs a home

Blog: Hippychick's Gardens   -   Saturday September 12, 2009   -   By hippychick

looking for a home for this wee sweet thing this wee little babe stopped by today - mewing and mewing - skinny thing - smart enough to know just the right home to visit she's cute as can be - loves her belly rubbed - loves kisses on her forehead - is...

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New Guys are in Town

Blog: Goat Milk Bath and Beauty   -   Wednesday September 02, 2009   -   By pat@sleepingdogranch.com

Sleeping Dog Ranch Nubians has several handsome guys growing into their upcoming jobs. Ah, that would be breeding with the ladies. Interesting how so many fellows were born for this work. However, our breeding program is highly competitive and only a select...

Integrated Pest Management

Blog: MM Livestock Co   -   Friday June 19, 2009   -   By Megan

Several of you have asked me what integrated pest management is. Basically it is the use of natural predators to manage pests. Our biggest problems are flies and Mosquitos. We use Fly Predators, Praying Mantis, Dung Beetles, and ladybugs to keep the flies...

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Good Friday Parsely

Blog: Morgan Botanicals   -   Friday April 10, 2009   -   By Jessica

Parsley did not have a great start in Greek mythology. It was said that it sprang from the blood of Opheltes, infant son of king Lycurgus of Nemia, killed by a serpent when his nanny wasn't looking. Parsley was soon equated with death, but...

Video: How to Make Tea with Loose Herbs!

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Wednesday April 01, 2009   -   By Shelley

  I stumbled across this video recently and I think it is wonderful! Over the last years our kids have turned us onto making tea with loose herbs and we will never go back to buying bagged tea again. It is cheaper, better tasting, and there are a ton of...

Corn-Fed Ribeye Steak

Blog: F.A. Farm   -   Sunday March 22, 2009   -   By Walter

When I was a ski bum in Vail in 1980, I could go out and buy dinner for two, with a nice bottle of French wine and pay $100, including tip. Last night, Toni and I had a wonderful dinner, with a 2005 French Bordeaux, for $100, including tip. The featured entree...

Montana Food Efforts a Great Model for Hard Times ...

Blog: Longmont Farmers Market   -   Wednesday January 07, 2009   -   By Cindy

Thanks to Rose Hayden-Smith for this great article in the Huffington Post: Montana Food Efforts a Great Model for Hard Times   Rose is an academic with the University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Rose Hayden-Smith provides...

Honey, When's Dinner? or "0.5 Hour Dinner #1"

Blog: Blue Moon Lavender Farm   -   Monday October 20, 2008   -   By Magdalena

Cinnamon Chicken Go ahead, be brave! when you need to speed up the reality, reach for this recipe, which may seem exotic, but is so easy that it doesn't even register on the difficulty scale. I mean, less than 0 difficult. How is that for a dinner from...


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