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Local Peach Sources

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday August 02, 2013   -   By Katie

{Image Credit} Aloha Organic Fruit Another fruit season is underway – it’s time for Michigan peaches! I’ve spent some time looking for pesticide-free peach sources and I’m having a rough time. Molter Family Orchards has organic peaches, but only in...

Local Blueberry Sources

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Sunday July 28, 2013   -   By Katie

I love blueberries. When I was growing up, my Aunt and Uncle owned a blueberry farm. In fact, my first job was picking blueberries. This also means I grew up spoiled – free blueberries, as many as I could pick. We (my family) usually picked three or four...

Local Sour Cherries

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday July 03, 2013   -   By Katie

{Image Credit} Understory Farm and Orchard This picture is from June 19. On Monday (July 1) the trees were bursting with fully-ripe cherries! It’s cherry season! On Monday Owen and I picked 30 pounds of beautiful sour cherries at Understory Farm and...

Where to Find Raw Milk

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

{Image Credit} 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...

Locavore90 Meal Plan: Roasted Chicken & Veggies

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday June 24, 2013   -   By Katie

Can you believe June is almost over? Per the Locavore90 June Meal Plan, I made a roasted chicken and veggies yesterday. Super yummy! The meat from this chicken and the veggies will make three meals for us this week. Want to know how to stretch a...

Why Raw Milk?

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday June 21, 2013   -   By Katie

Why Raw Milk?One of the commitments our family made as part of the Locavore90 challenge is to find local sources for our meat, eggs and dairy. This week I had the privilege of speaking with several local dairy farmers as part of my search for the right...

Making Strawberry Jam for Dummies

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday June 19, 2013   -   By Katie

Why can’t my life be simple? Let me preface this post by saying that, when all was said and done, I ended up with delicious, beautiful, properly-thick strawberry jam. If you’re here looking simply for instructions on how to do the same – without the...

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...

Locavore90 Meal Plan: Beef Stroganoff

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Sunday June 09, 2013   -   By Katie

As of today we’re on track with the Locavore90 June Meal Plan! Today’s meal was Beef Stroganoff. Ours was made with locally-raised, natural beef from Comstock Limousin Freezer Beef (Jack and Selma Comstock) in Mendon, MI. I also used the breadcrumbs I...

My McConfession {A Locavore90 Update}

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday June 07, 2013   -   By Katie

Locavore90 officially started this past Sunday, June 2. Locavore90 (hereafter lovingly referred to as L90) is a free program that helps Southwest Michigan families incorporate more local food into their diet. I’m excited about leading the L90...

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...

Where to Find Rhubarb

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Sunday June 02, 2013   -   By Katie

The weather has been cool in Southwest Michigan. That means you won’t find much at the local market beyond greens, herbs and radishes until the weather warms a bit. It also means that May goodies like asparagus and rhubarb may last a while longer. A...

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...


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,...

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