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Cleaning and Cooking Your Mushrooms

Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Thursday June 05, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

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Spring Preparations 2014

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Thursday February 06, 2014   -   By Jeff

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 We have been working diligently at the Bountiful Blessings Farm getting everything ready for another season. Kim and...

Pepper Preparation

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Saturday January 18, 2014   -   By Jeff

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First Seeding of the Season - Beets and a Recipe

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Wednesday February 27, 2013   -   By Jeff

Today officially marks the first day of our season. If you are looking for me, I will be here on the farm from now until November. Things are really going to get busy. I started sowing seeds today. The first batch is beets.  Beets are the only root...

Gearing Up for Another Season

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Tuesday February 26, 2013   -   By Jeff

We are gearing up for the upcoming growing season at the Bountiful Blessings Farm. With the addition of a new high tunnel this year, we will once again be able to provide local customers with top quality, fresh produce earlier, without the loss of flavor. High...

Getting Ready for Spring - Leek and Potato Soup

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday February 17, 2013   -   By Jeff

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This past week at the Bountiful Blessings Farm has been filled with preparation for Spring. We finished the...

Washing Fresh Greens

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Wednesday February 13, 2013   -   By Terry

The high tunnel has been productive this winter season--well, as productive as it can be.  Plants just don't grow nearly as fast in the winter as they do in the summer.  A wonderful mix of greens just passed through the kitchen sink into the fridge...

Continuing on Schedule

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Wednesday June 20, 2012   -   By Jeff

Been very busy these last few days. We planted more sweet corn, cultivated sweet corn, cultivated squash and gourds, weeded beans and tomatoes, weeded other areas of the farm. watered, watered, watered... Such is our schedule. Besides all of that we are...

More to Do

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Saturday June 09, 2012   -   By Jeff

The past few days have been very productive. Yesterday we completed our pumpkin planting. Peter came out in the afternoon and helped weed. It is so dry and now today is going to be even hotter. I am praying for rain!! We really could use an inch or more. That...

Pumpkin Planting

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Thursday June 07, 2012   -   By Jeff

This photo below is a shot of the pumpkin planter we use at the Bountiful Blessings Farm. Yesterday and today we planted squash, pumpkins and gourds. Last year it too several days and many hours to plant not even half of what we planted this year. Randy...

More Sweet Corn - More Tomatoes - More Work!

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday June 03, 2012   -   By Jeff

We have just finished planting our last tomato!!! Yippie! I think we have about 2000 in the ground - maybe more. Many of these are heirloom varieties including: Aunt Ruby's German Green Aunt Molly's Husk Aunt Ruby’s German Green Tomato Burbank Tomato ...

Never a Dull Moment

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Friday June 01, 2012   -   By Jeff

I am sorry that I have been out of touch lately, but things have been just a bit hectic. Last week it was the dry weather and planting and watering and watering, and now its weeds!! There is never a dull moment here at the Bountiful Blessings Farm. today we...

The Biz

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Monday May 21, 2012   -   By Jeff

It you ever want to hear a million opinions on how to do something, start a farm produce business. It seems now matter where I go or whom I speak with, everyone has an opinion about how to grow vegetables. When I tell someone what I do, it seems like they...

Hinckley Farmer's Market - June 23rd

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Thursday May 17, 2012   -   By Jeff

The Hinckley Farmer's Market group met once again last evening to discuss plans for this season's market. The first market will be held on Saturday, June 23rd from nine to noon at the Hinckley Fresh Market parking lot. The market is located at 710 James Street...

A Productive Day - Sweet - - - - Corn!!!!

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Tuesday May 15, 2012   -   By Jeff

Another day in the field at the Bountiful Blessings Farm. We planted another twelve rows of sweet corn this morning. Dad cultivated sweet corn, onions and potatoes. I had to pick up a few supplies from our local fertilizer dealer this afternoon. Once that was...

Mother's Day 2012

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday May 13, 2012   -   By Jeff

Once again, it has been very busy at the Bountiful Blessings Farm. We have been working ground and planting. Today it will be repeated again. My dad worked ground down for us to plant today, so I should not have to do any more preparation; just get out there...

The Greatest Job in the World!

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Monday May 07, 2012   -   By Jeff

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A Very Brief Post

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday May 06, 2012   -   By Jeff

The last few days have been very hectic. We have been transplanting, planting in the field, planting tomatoes in the high tunnel and working around the farm. Dad built another hay rack to be used for selling our produce in town. Kim has been planting her...

Mice and Men

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Thursday May 03, 2012   -   By Jeff

Have you ever heard the phrase, "such are the best laid plans of mice and men"? That was kind of how my day went. It started out well with a trip to a friend's to move a refrigerator and shade cloth. We will be using the frig on the farm at the stand...

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