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Second CSA Honey Harvest

Blog: Summer Smiles Honey Farm   -   Wednesday July 16, 2014   -   By Darci

Yesterday I extracted and bottled another crop from your CSA hives.   You will be receiving a 1 1/2 pound jar this time around.  I'm so excited that I was able to do a second harvest!   Its that time of year that I need to do a major...

End of June Update

Blog: Summer Smiles Honey Farm   -   Friday June 27, 2014   -   By Darci

It has certainly been a while since my last update.  I apologize for the delay!  Things have been going very, very busy, and very, very well at the Summer Smiles Honey Farm!  My plan B from the April blog was in order to take care of my CSA...

2014 Honey CSA April Update

Blog: Summer Smiles Honey Farm   -   Friday May 02, 2014   -   By Darci

When I began spreading the word about my honey CSA program this past January, I envisioned for the month of April, my 14 beehives to be buzzing and boiling over with honey bees.  The sad reality is that just 2 of the 14 hives survived the winter. ...

Why honey is the only food that doesn't go bad.

Blog: Winter Park Honey   -   Wednesday April 23, 2014   -   By Scott

Honey is magic. Besides its delicious taste, it’s pretty much the only food that does not spoil while in an edible state. But why, exactly, doesn’t honey go bad? Honey has a lot of pretty incredible properties. It’s been used and investigated for ...

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Pure, Raw Buckwheat Honey

Blog: Winter Park Honey   -   Tuesday April 08, 2014   -   By Scott

  Pure, Raw Buckwheat Honey Fresh from the Field! This honey is from the last Buckwheat Harvest (late fall). Our raw buckwheat honey is one of the darkest honeys there is. Rich in antioxidants which help to boost the immune system and fight off...

How to Make Homemade Butter

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday March 31, 2014   -   By Katie

When we first learned about the benefits of raw milk (and the harm of pasteurized milk from non-A2 cows) we decided it was worth switching to healthier dairy products. Buying a herd share was a no-brainer first step. Our herd share enables us to obtain...

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...

2014 CSA Honey

Blog: Summer Smiles Honey Farm   -   Saturday March 01, 2014   -   By Darci

CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, directly connects the farmer with the people who eat the food that the farmer produces. It provides the missing link that exists between the grocery store and the consumer. You cut out many miles that your produce...

Peace Love Organic Mom Reviews Raw Honey, Maple Sy...

Blog: Mohawk Valley Trading Company - Honey - Maple Syrup - Beeswax Candles   -   Tuesday January 14, 2014   -   By Betty

Downingtown, PA -- Peace Love Organic Mom , (a leading resource site focused on eco-friendly, organic, and healthy living) recently reviewed raw honey, maple syrup, beeswax, beeswax candles, and handmade soap from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company. ...

The Big New York State Honey Harvest

Blog: Seaway Trail Honey   -   Wednesday September 25, 2013   -   By Pat

    The Big New York State Honey Harvest By Pat Bono / seawaytrailhoney.com , seawaytrailhoney@gmail.com Shorter days and cooler temperatures herald the traditional...

Another great raw kale salad

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Monday July 22, 2013   -   By Terry

It's been a few days since I've taken time to post any news....rain, rain, rain.  We've already had as much rain as we usually do in an entire year.  That means several crops have drowned, weeds are thriving, and us farmers are busy trying to salvage...

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...

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...

Container Gardening Tips

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday April 29, 2013   -   By Katie

The more I learn about sustainable living, the more convinced I become that everyone can grow fresh food at home. Not everyone can have the same 1,500 square feet of garden space that we have here at Arcadia Farms, but even renters and apartment...

Raw Buckwheat Honey Tote Giveaway

Blog: Mohawk Valley Trading Company - Honey - Maple Syrup - Beeswax Candles   -   Friday September 14, 2012   -   By Betty

The Mohawk Valley Trading Company is giving away one  Raw Buckwheat Honey Tote Bag with each order of any of their varieties of honey from 9/10/12 thru 9/17/12. In their effort to support and promote sustainable agriculture, local, small and...

Hitting the Bottle!

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Thursday July 12, 2012   -   By Marcie

It's that time again! Steve came back from the Florida Keys with my favorite honey of the year. We call it "Butterbee Pancake Honey" because it flows so easily. I think many honeys are too thick for pancakes, but this one really is perfect. I don't...

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Honey-Nut Bars

Blog: Mohawk Valley Trading Company - Honey - Maple Syrup - Beeswax Candles   -   Tuesday June 05, 2012   -   By Betty

Servings: 24 bars Prep Time: 25 mins Total Time: 50 mins Ingredients     3/4  cup  butter, softened     1  cup raw honey *     1  teaspoon  baking powder     1/4 ...

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Farm Day just around the corner..

Blog: Skywatcher Farms   -   Tuesday May 29, 2012   -   By Matthew

Well June is just about here.... We butchered over 140 chickens last week, ground most of them (whole) into raw dog food chubs.  Saved some for us and are smoking a few for farm day.  Looks like the chicken side of it is dialed in.  We have...

End of frost season?

Blog: Big Valley Ranch   -   Tuesday May 15, 2012   -   By Desiree

Well, it seems that May 15 has arrived and its officially the end of frost season. The vegetable starts are going into the ground this week, the bees are busy in their new home at the western foot of the orchard. The ducks and chickens are laying daily and the...

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