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The Art of Meaningful Gift Giving, How to Preserve...

Blog: The Old Winery Farmers Market   -   Tuesday December 18, 2012   -   By Jean

We're at the time of year when everyone is in a hustle and bustle of the Holidays. For us the Farmers Market is filled with beautiful gift items and our market friends are all too happy to stop by and pick up that beautiful, one of a kind, hand crafted item...

The Art of Meaningful Gift Giving, How to Preserve...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Tuesday December 18, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

We're at the time of year when everyone is in a hustle and bustle of the Holidays.  For us the Farmers Market is filled with beautiful gift items and our market friends are all too happy to stop by and pick up that beautiful, one of a...

Hybrid vs. Heirloom Seeds, Heirloom Varieties of B...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Monday December 17, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

You're probably wondering why I am talking about seed shopping and gardening in December... well I realize some of my readers live in areas where they have the luxury of year round planting. While others, like myself living in cold...

I'm "Farmer of the Day" at www.urbanfarmonline.com...

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Saturday November 17, 2012   -   By Katie

Well isn't that something? I'm pleased to announce that I'm listed as the "Farmer of the Day" at www.urbanfarmonline.com!  Come check it out: http://www.urbanfarmonline.com/community-building-and-resources/?navm=topcommunity

Homes and homeless ,farms and farmless..1% have...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Tuesday October 02, 2012   -   By Tony

My friend shared some "estimated virtual " statistics about the homes that are empty and the homeless in the USA.The latter was 3 million of "registered" homeless and the former  of 13 million of  "forclosed...

Schedule of Events!

Blog: The Old Winery Farmers Market   -   Tuesday August 21, 2012   -   By Jean

Hello all! I just got done posting all the awesome events that we have planned for you this winter season at The Old Winery Market. Please take a minute to go through all our events and be sure to add them onto your calender. We will have monthly...

The Fruit with a Thousand Names

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday August 10, 2012   -   By Katie

This week I was hoping to provide you with a video tour of the gardens. But as I type this it’s raining… and has been for almost an entire day. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining! I’m grateful for the cool weather and rain. Instead of a video...

Landscape Design Tips, The Importance of Soil and ...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Monday July 09, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

I am a Cottage Gardener through and through~ I love the free form it allows me to have... the natural flow that occurs with time... the feel that everything has been there forever. Cottage gardens just seem happy and inviting to me~ they seem to say, 'go...

All about Barred Rocks Chickens.

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Monday May 28, 2012   -   By Suzie OConnor

The Barred rocks breed of chicken is casually referred to as "rocks" in breeder circles. They're a cold hardy breed that is ideal for small individual farms. They're also a favorite of small backyard flock owners since they double up as great...

Cookbook Journals, The Gift of Bread, More Garden ...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Monday May 07, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

As I have mentioned so many times, I love to journal!  Taylor was looking through the cookbook journal I had made her several years back and I thought that would be something interesting to talk about.  After all I always add some recipes so why...

The State of Small Farmers Standard of Living and ...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Monday April 16, 2012   -   By Tony

What is the state of the standard of living in the US right now.Simply 50% decline as per a recent study:   http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31010.htm   How about life in rural America and where the most of family...

Family farmers in the business of milking cows :Ch...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Friday April 13, 2012   -   By Tony

Here is another small farmer story and the dilemma of trying to make a buck milking a cow and selling locally grown food. In this election year small farmers must come together to gather not just crops but also their votes and voices to...

“Department of Labor, Keep Off My Farm!” T-Shirt G...

Blog: Mohawk Valley Trading Company - Honey - Maple Syrup - Beeswax Candles   -   Thursday March 15, 2012   -   By Betty

  Under new legislation being advocated by the Department of Labor, kids under 18 would not be allowed to do many of the chores on their own family’s farm or a neighbor’s. Under the proposed regulations: Anyone under age 16 could not operate any...

Cosmovore vs Local Foods

Blog: Wild Winds Sheep Company   -   Sunday November 20, 2011   -   By Catherine & Martin

Cosmovore vs. local foods, by Catherine Wissner   From the November 15, 2011, Drovers article Enter the Cosmovores ;* “Mr. Kenny adds a new word to our food vocabulary as he answers — negatively — the question: Is...

Slowing Down

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Tuesday November 01, 2011   -   By Emily

November is here. It's very much a turning point in the year for us. It always feels like the month where fall leaves us and winter moves in, even though the calendar says winter won't officially arrive until well into December. At this point, the garden...

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What A Day, What A Day!!

Blog: Prairie Pride Farm of Minnesota   -   Thursday September 22, 2011   -   By Dawn, past 4-H member

On Sept 2nd we had the first fire on the farm that I know of.  Roger had just been outside doing morning chores then came in the office of the house to make a few phone calls and a neighbor starting pounding on the kitchen door.  "Do you...

The Economics of Agriculture and how to learn hist...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Thursday August 18, 2011   -   By Tony

It is not a secret that farmers during the Great Depressiobn of 1929 were among the Big Losers financially.They lost  their farms to the banks as they could not pay their mortgages.There was another reason :THE DRAUGHT. History repeats itself unless...

QUEEN OF THE MEADOW, QUEEN OF THE PRAIRIE, MEADOW ...

Blog: Medicine Woman   -   Wednesday August 10, 2011   -   By Elaynn

  I see a lot on the web where Queen of the Meadow is being used interchangeably with Meadow Sweet. Even some of my herb books do this. For instance the famous Mrs. Grieves in A Modern Herbal does not appear to distinguish one from the other. There...

Police dumps milk in California while country stru...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Friday August 05, 2011   -   By Tony

Have you heard about what is happening in California to a Co-op that sells RAW MILK? Do you have a farm that produces raw milk or are you a consumer of RAW MILK?If the answer is YES, then you MUST read this: http://blogs.forbes.com/erikkain/2011/08/03/sw...

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