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My experience and insights from farming

Blog: Green Acres Farm   -   Thursday October 17, 2013   -   By Mark

I was recently interviewed by a friend that has a blog and is a much better writer then I am.  So I thought I would post a link to her blog here.  I hope this works.   http://silentache.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/an-interview-on-permaculture-...

Farming friendships

Blog: Mill Road Farms- working hard to feed the masses   -   Wednesday August 14, 2013   -   By Cara

So the best part of doing farmers markets is the friends you meet along the way.  Sure, there are the customers that come back every week, and tell you about what they made with what you have grown, and are excited to see what each week brings....

10 Healing Herbs for Dogs and Humans

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Saturday June 29, 2013   -   By Petra

Neem What: Azadirachta indica, an extract of the Neem tree, is nature's non-toxic insecticide, plus it heals burns and soothes dry, irritated skin. Why: Applied topically and absorbed through the skin into the...

Where to Find Raw Milk

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday June 28, 2013   -   By Katie

{Image Credit} www.mercola.com Last week I wrote about the benefits of raw milk (and the irony of the corresponding dangers of pasteurized milk.) In that post I said that I would be bringing you answers to the following questions: If it’s illegal to...

Supporting Local Chefs is Good for Farmers Markets

Blog: Eat Local Food LLC   -   Thursday June 06, 2013   -   By Joan

Collaborate with Local Chefs for Boost in Sales photo by Chris Witkowski Here's a  collaborative marketing idea for those "In Season" strawberry, blueberry, tomato and sweet corn days: Work with your local...

Local Food Marketing Requires a Conversation

Blog: Eat Local Food LLC   -   Wednesday May 22, 2013   -   By Joan

As many of you know, we made a decision to take down our on-line store in early 2013.  Rising compliance costs were the main issue, but we also realized that we like to talk to our customers.  Local Food Marketing is not a ready-to-order...

Asparagus Guide

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Thursday May 16, 2013   -   By Katie

Have you heard about Locavore90? Locavore90 is a FREE program provided by Arcadia Farms and Flowerfield Enterprises that challenges and equips families in Southwest Michigan to eat a locavore (local-only) diet for 90 days (or as often as reasonably...

Locavore90

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday May 10, 2013   -   By Katie

Guess what? I’ve been keeping a little secret (ok, a big secret) and I’m super excited to finally spill the beans! For the last several months I’ve been hard at work planning a community-wide program that revolves around our core values – saving money,...

Get Creative: Marketing Local Food in Schools

Blog: Eat Local Food LLC   -   Thursday May 02, 2013   -   By Joan

It's late in the school year, but now is the time to look ahead to next year.  While all your teachers, administrators and parent volunteers are still available, it's the best time to consider changes in your local school food program for the 2013-2014...

Saturday Goodness at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market...

Blog: Bluegrass Farmers Market   -   Thursday April 25, 2013   -   By Kentucky Proud

Week three of the Bluegrass Farmers' Market 2013 season and we're progressing nicely...if only Mother Nature would cooperate! The cold weather has not helped the growth of our usual spring veggies. The heavy rains have swamped fields full of beautiful greens....

Recipe Wednesday at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Blog: Bluegrass Farmers Market   -   Wednesday April 24, 2013   -   By Kentucky Proud

Let's talk about a green veggie that is full of vitamins and a bunch of other goodies too...Kale!!! Okay, you walk up to a booth at your local farmers market and see this green, leafy stuff that kinda looks like spinach or dark green lettuce but not really....

Marketing Explained at the Farmers Market

Blog: Eat Local Food LLC   -   Tuesday April 23, 2013   -   By Joan

The following represents our revision of a humorous but somewhat adult marketing-themed joke we received via e-mail.  We thought it was a cute marketing lesson so we’ve cleaned it up and added a farmers market theme…we hope you enjoy it, and we extend...

F.A.Q. about our operation.....

Blog: Whitfield's Family Farm   -   Saturday April 20, 2013   -   By Dean

Hello All! Hope everyone made it through the flood around here okay. We have been selling ALOT of eggs lately and have more hens on the way! We have had alot of people asking questions so we decided to put up a Frequently Asked Questions section on our...

Make a Credible First Impression

Blog: Eat Local Food LLC   -   Saturday March 30, 2013   -   By Joan

This morning, I had an e-mail from an individual requesting advice on whether to include their website address on their new business card, even if the website wasn't up and running yet.  This person was going to attend a conference where they hoped to...

Farm to Table 2013

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Thursday March 28, 2013   -   By Emily

Once again, I took the farm on the road to Pittsburgh's Farm to Table conference.  This year's event was last weekend.  As in past years, not only did I have a table in the exhibit hall, but I was one of the featured presenters as well.   Our...

Farmers Market Promotions: Be Creative and Collabo...

Blog: Eat Local Food LLC   -   Wednesday March 27, 2013   -   By Joan

It's time to think about marketing your Farmers Market, but how can you afford to do so?  Advertising can be costly, and one-time only print advertisement might be missed by potential customers.  Billboard advertising gets more repeat attention, but...

A few new additions and some fresh herbs a coming....

Blog: Whitfield's Family Farm   -   Thursday March 21, 2013   -   By Dean

Wanted to show off some new additions..... 4 baby Pekins and 4 Baby Runner ducklings! We also have a few more ducks coming in April after these leave the brooder! These will be joining our other laying ducks in no time and enjoying the...

More Reasons to buy Local Food

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Wednesday March 20, 2013   -   By Jeff

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 More Reasons to Buy Local Food   Local food supports local farm families. With fewer than 1 million...

Reasons to Buy Locally Grown Food

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Wednesday March 20, 2013   -   By Jeff

 Reasons to Buy Locally Grown Food   1. Locally grown food tastes better. Food grown in your own community was probably picked within the past day or two. It’s crisp, sweet and loaded with flavor. Produce flown or trucked in from California,...

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