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How to pick a CSA

Blog: JH Weilnau Farm   -   Saturday January 25, 2014   -   By fitmommax3

This is the time of year when farmers all over the country are ordering seeds for their local farms, and they are also asking the community to help defray the high upfront costs without a bank  loan . In a Community Supported Agriculture or CSA 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...

Keeping Food Safe - GAP

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Thursday February 21, 2013   -   By Jeff

This week has been exciting! I spent all day in classes on Tuesday for Illinois Department of Agriculture and USDA GAP training. GAP stands for Good Agricultural Practices. In January 2002, USDA AMS formally implemented the USDA Good Agricultural Practices...

Pyranees puppies and Baby goats and spring wor...

Blog: Zeigekase Farm (goatcheese farm)   -   Thursday February 16, 2012   -   By mothergoat

we  have  had  such  a wonderful  time   teaching  all the  homeschool  groups   soapmaking   and  cheesemaking  this  month! I  have  been  asked ...

Can taking a photo of a Farm become Illegal?

Blog: Slow Food - Conway/Myrtle Beach Convivium   -   Thursday May 05, 2011   -   By JP

Imagine if taking photos of farms were illegal — and the photographer was subject to fines and possibly jail time. If Big Ag got its way, that's exactly what would happen. Right now they're pushing legislators in Minnesota, Florida, and Iowa to criminalize...

Supersize my loaf!

Blog: Real Bread Blog (Enlightened Kitchen)   -   Wednesday July 21, 2010   -   By DJ

Recently I received an email form a Bread CSA member concerning the size of our bread loaves and wondering if there was a way to maintain cost effectiveness while using organic ingredients. Below is my response which I think addresses the heart of the issue. ...

Fourth Blog from the Sheep Farmer

Blog: Shady Hill Farms, Ltd.   -   Monday September 14, 2009   -   By Ben

This past weekend one of our Polled Dorset ewes aborted. What did we do to respond, to address this issue which threatens our lamb crop? Did we rush in syringe in hand and administer this and that? Did we shoot first and ask questions later as so...


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