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Sleeping Earth

Blog: Spyglass Gardens   -   Saturday January 03, 2015   -   By Steve or Wendy

As we celebrate the New Year, we look forward to its unfolding. Looking out at the fields all covered with snow we can hear the earth sleeping. Such a silence is peaceful and sweet. While others scurry about, the farmer simply admires the slumber of the good...

2014 Harvest Celebration

Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Tuesday December 09, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

This year, we hosted our annual Harvest Celebration in conjunction with the Indian Hill Wine Cellar. It was an evening of free-flowing fun and great people – all with an interest in the good food system.     We were very warm...

Soil Quality and Produce

Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Thursday December 04, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

When it comes to growing produce, the quality of soil is extremely important to our organic farmers. There are many factors that go into soil quality, which ultimately determines plant productivity and nutrient value. Soil tests are done annually at our farms...

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...

Our 2015 csa sign up info

Blog: Plum Creek Farm News   -   Monday October 06, 2014   -   By Chicken Wrangler

Here is everything you need to know to sign up. Just return the form at the bottom with your deposit. Email me with any questions. 2015 Plum Creek Farm CSA       Our 2015 CSA will run from May until October with pick ups on Sundays, May 31, June 14,...

Food For Thought

Blog: Marshfield Farmers' Market   -   Tuesday September 16, 2014   -   By Lorrie

The Duxbury Food and Wine Festival is one week away, and the family friendly highlight of the festival is the Food For Thought Farmers’ Market and Fair. On Saturday September 27 th from noon to 4pm, Food for Thought will get families thinking about where...

6 Tips For Preparing Your CSA Produce

Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Thursday July 31, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

The shift towards seasonal eating can be difficult, but having the joy of farm fresh vegetables is well worth it. With CSA registration, you are about to take off on a culinary adventure, so we’ve put together a few tips to help you out along the way.   ...

Super Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Blog: Bluegrass Farmers Market   -   Friday July 25, 2014   -   By Kentucky Proud

The question of the day...should I shop at the grocery store or the farmers market? Actually, they both serve many of our needs and you need to shop at both of them because they each provide the necessities of life. I have to say that I can't remember...

Saturday Happenings at the Bluegrass Farmers' Mark...

Blog: Bluegrass Farmers Market   -   Friday July 18, 2014   -   By Kentucky Proud

I did my usual Saturday morning walk through the Richmond Rd. market and I was so pleased with the variety and quality of the items that our farmers brought to the market. I have been told that the Azur Restaurant & Patio location looked just as good!...

Second CSA Honey Harvest

Blog: Summer Smiles Honey Farm   -   Wednesday July 16, 2014   -   By Darci

Yesterday I extracted and bottled another crop from your CSA hives.   You will be receiving a 1 1/2 pound jar this time around.  I'm so excited that I was able to do a second harvest!   Its that time of year that I need to do a major...

Sunny Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Blog: Bluegrass Farmers Market   -   Friday July 11, 2014   -   By Kentucky Proud

Before I even begin to tell everyone what wonderful 100% homegrown or produced items will be available this week at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market, I want to address and hopefully answer some questions that shoppers had this past Saturday. We had a few...

Celebrate Saturday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Marke...

Blog: Bluegrass Farmers Market   -   Friday July 04, 2014   -   By Kentucky Proud

Happy Independence Day America! Just a little trivia for you history buffs...did you know that both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, died on the same...

End of June Update

Blog: Summer Smiles Honey Farm   -   Friday June 27, 2014   -   By Darci

It has certainly been a while since my last update.  I apologize for the delay!  Things have been going very, very busy, and very, very well at the Summer Smiles Honey Farm!  My plan B from the April blog was in order to take care of my CSA...

Corn and Tomatoes at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market...

Blog: Bluegrass Farmers Market   -   Friday June 27, 2014   -   By Kentucky Proud

It's official, summer is really here! That means we can all start looking forward to wonderful locally homegrown corn, green beans, squash, cucumbers and even some early tomatoes! Yup, you'll be able to find all of these goodies this Saturday at the...

Cleaning and Cooking Your Mushrooms

Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Thursday June 05, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

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Foodie Friday Challenge

Blog: Marshfield Farmers' Market   -   Wednesday May 28, 2014   -   By Lorrie

Summer Farmers’ Markets are opening and Marshfield’s starts this Friday 2-6 pm, offering farmers the opportunity to sell the very early crops and the fruits of winter laboring over seedlings and flower starts in the greenhouses.   The main purpose...

2014 Honey CSA April Update

Blog: Summer Smiles Honey Farm   -   Friday May 02, 2014   -   By Darci

When I began spreading the word about my honey CSA program this past January, I envisioned for the month of April, my 14 beehives to be buzzing and boiling over with honey bees.  The sad reality is that just 2 of the 14 hives survived the winter. ...

Bluegrass Farmers' Market Opens Tomorrow!

Blog: Bluegrass Farmers Market   -   Friday April 11, 2014   -   By Kentucky Proud

Tomorrow is the big day. The Bluegrass Farmers' Market will be opening for the 2014 market season on Saturday! Sounds like Mother Nature is going to give us some beautiful weather too! We'd love to get a chance to say hi to our customers...new and...

This Allergy Season try Winter Park Honey's Local ...

Blog: Winter Park Honey   -   Tuesday April 08, 2014   -   By Scott

Formerly known as Allergy Bee Gone, many of our customers, from Maine to Florida and North Carolina to California, claim this honey has helped them alleviate and, in some cases, eliminate their allergy symptoms.  We have a patent pending on this product....

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