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Give that farmer a tip!

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday March 24, 2014   -   By Katie

Dairy cows from Moo-nique {Image Credit} Kriannmon on Flickr Today I wanted give you a brief peek into a sweet conversation that recently happened at our house. Owen has been experiencing some growing pains lately. I heard once that a dose of extra...

Thinking about African Americans in Agriculture

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday February 28, 2014   -   By Katie

By definition, being a minority means that in most circles and situations I’m among people who are different than me. I don’t mind. In fact someday I’d like to write about how being a multi-racial person has helped (and in some ways necessitated) me to...

Fall has arrived with the end of our CSA season

Blog: Walkers Fresh Veggies   -   Thursday October 31, 2013   -   By Mark & Carolyn

We have had our first snow, it fell the week just after we completed our 20 week distribution season for our CSA members. We have had a great overall season this year. As always, there were a few weather glitches along the way, but all in all we were blessed...

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Think healthy Food and Drink for your upcoming hol...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Thursday October 03, 2013   -   By Arlene

Think healthy Food and Drink for your upcoming holiday gifts. This week’s featured drink is Teas of the World and it is a sophisticated package of teas for the Sophisticated Gourmet Tea Drinker. It makes a great gift so buy now.  

Celebrate the American Farmer at the Bluegrass Far...

Blog: Bluegrass Farmers Market   -   Thursday June 27, 2013   -   By Kentucky Proud

It's the weekend before the 4 th of July and certainly a time to celebrate the reason it's a holiday. The 4 th is also known as Independence Day in commemoration of the the signing of the Declaration of Independence. I can't think of a more independent group...

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...

Pepperoni Seasoning

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Wednesday May 15, 2013   -   By Arlene

Pepperoni Seasoning Pepperoni Seasoning by Home Farm Herbery includes a super homemade Pepperoni recipe that even the kids will love!   Our Home Farm Herbery Pepperoni Seasoning comes with a great recipe and...

Frost! (And Other Updates)

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday May 13, 2013   -   By Katie

There’s a reason why the last frost date in Michigan (the reasonable date on which you can plant outside in the spring without worrying about frost harming your plants) has been moved to May 18 . Last night (May 12/13) we had a visit from good ole Jack...

Christmas Planning - Wonderful Idea from Facebook ...

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Saturday May 04, 2013   -   By Carol

On our Facebook page for our farm,  there was a WONDERFUL suggestion for making Christmas presents with the family -  MAKE THE WRAPPING PAPER or GIFT BAGS!   The poster suggested making custom gift bags for each member that could be re-used...

Getting ready for canning beef stew! Yumm!

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Saturday May 04, 2013   -   By Carol

One of my all-time favorite items to put up in the pantry, is Beef Stew!  My garden is full of potato plants, onions and carrots so close to being ready to pull!  Their destination - the pantry shelf!   This has become a yearly task for us, and...

Kalamazoo Social Media Week

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday April 12, 2013   -   By Katie

Here’s something I’m crazy excited (if not a little late to share) about: Kalamazoo Social Media Week ! According to an article on www.mlive.com by Ursula Zerilli : “Kalamazoo Social Media Week kicks off on Sunday, April 14-18, 2013 with a week full...

Why Chickens?

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday April 09, 2013   -   By Katie

We have chickens! Why raise chickens? I’m so glad you asked! If you live in the city or the suburbs or think chickens are gross or too much work or you just can’t do it because you don’t know enough or or or… this post is for you. There are lots of...

Heating the Greenhouse

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday March 04, 2013   -   By Katie

When I was growing up my mom always had a countdown to spring. I’m not a fan of cold weather, or snow, or the cold-meets-muddy mess that is early spring in Michigan. For all those reasons I always joyfully joined into the countdown. And for all of those...

What in the World is a Kohlrabi? ©

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Sunday February 24, 2013   -   By Arlene

What in the World is a Kohlrabi? ©       Not a lot of people in the USA eat Kohlrabi and not a lot of people grow it in their gardens and it is simply a shame because this thick skin veggie...

Garden Apps Wish List

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday February 20, 2013   -   By Katie

Wish List Wednesday | Garden Apps (from seed to table!) I’ll be the first to admit that there’s nothing organic or sustainable about apps for your mobile device. At first glance it may seem a little off-center that a website about living...

Overveiw of 2013 Preps

Blog: Miss Scarlett's Homegrown Produce, Texas-made Gifts & More   -   Friday January 25, 2013   -   By Miss Scarlett

Since we have a Facebook page and a website, I suppose the next thing to do is to begin a blog.  Well, here it is folks, our first blog entry.  I just wanted to write this to give you a little preview of things you may read upon this blog.  We...

Resolutions, Getting Rid of the Winter Blahs, Get ...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Friday January 18, 2013   -   By Neil & Jean

This word, 'Resolutions' is on most peoples minds in the new year.  Why do we think about this only at the New Year?  Many of us take time to reflect on what transpired over the last twelve months of our lives... a time to think...

Will the local family farms be Extinct?

Blog: Bindel Farms   -   Monday December 31, 2012   -   By Jason

I was reading the local newspaper this weekend and stumbled across an end of the year recap from a story that debute earlier in the year.  I must have be very busy this year because I totally missed it back in April. The story talked about how all the...

Merry Christmas from Mangos In Paradise,LLC

Blog: Mangos In Paradise, LLC   -   Friday December 28, 2012   -   By Libby

We would like to extend a special thank you to all of our loyal customers throughout this past year. We send you our best wishes for a healthy and happy holiday season. As winter began just a few days ago we begin to feel a crisp morning air...

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