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The New Hotbed

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Monday January 30, 2012   -   By Jeff

Today is the first of the week and time to start getting the hotbed built. I have decided to build a nice little hotbed to extend the season. It would be nice to have lettuce, beets, greens, spinach and other cool crop veggies available early this year. So,...

2012 Offers new promise and internship opportuniti...

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Saturday January 28, 2012   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

2012 Summer Season and Internships Opportunities   Have a passion for animals and plants?   Wondering if the new practices of local and sustainable agriculture might be an ideal lifestyle for you?   Looking to stay...

In the Cold of Winter - My Seeds they are a Callin...

Blog: Mini Miracles Farm CSA   -   Wednesday January 04, 2012   -   By Natalie

Oh, how I shiver with the winter chill in my bones! Lately though I suspect I am shivering with the excitement of the new growing season around the corner (or so I tell myself). Yes, I am addicted. Throughly and totally convicted that one of the winter's true...

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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Special Thanks

Blog: Amorphous Gardens   -   Saturday September 10, 2011   -   By Sevanna

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Is it fall yet?

Blog: The Farm Report from Turkey Hill   -   Sunday August 28, 2011   -   By Farmer Herman

Hey everybody. The heat and drought just won't let up. nevermind, we will continue to prepare for the fall/winter season as if the earth will continue to spin and the seasons to turn. gotta trust something. A few scallions are up. I think it has been too hot...

Peak Season at the Williamsburg Farmers Market

Blog: Williamsburg Farmers Market   -   Wednesday August 17, 2011   -   By WFM

Saturday, August 20 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. Peak Season at the Williamsburg Farmers Market It's the peak season for produce, fruit, cheese, bread, honey, seafood, and pies at the Williamsburg Farmers Market .  Ball Canning demo by Two...

How to Season a Cast Iron Skillet

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Tuesday May 17, 2011   -   By Cynthia

(heat, fat, smoke, cool) Gentlemen, turn on your fans.  Everything you've been taught about smoking fat needs to go right out the window.  Steve powers through the step-by-step on this baby. You'll never wonder how to do this again. To watch how, ...

Opening Day at the Stanly County Farmers' Market

Blog: Stanly County Farmers' Market   -   Monday April 04, 2011   -   By Victoria

The popularity of farmers markets in North Carolina is increasing, surpassing 130 in operation according to NC Market Ready.   Local markets offer customers fresh, locally produced foods including fruits and vegetables, meat products, eggs, artisan...

Cloches are easy to make, easy to use

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Saturday March 19, 2011   -   By Mary

When planting bushes early, make sure to cloche the bare root plants.   Cloches may be made easily out of 1 gallon plastic milk or water jugs by cutting off the bottom and then piling soil half way up the top of the outside of the jug, after it’s been...

Cold Frames Maintenance and Preparation

Blog: Osma Acres Farm   -   Wednesday March 09, 2011   -   By Billy

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Turkeys & Other Madness

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Wednesday November 24, 2010   -   By Emily

What a week! Our final week of the season has been our busiest by far. This was my first year to process turkeys for sale, and it's a daunting task. While our original plan in the spring was to raise Broad Breasted White birds and process a few Bourbon...

Goodbye, Garden 2010

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Thursday October 21, 2010   -   By Emily

Yesterday was another glorious fall day and a great day to be outside.  I'm so blessed to be home on the farm full time where I can take advantage of such days and not be confined to an office for 8 hours!   The day started out cold, with a low...

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Getting ready for the Christmas Tree and wreath se...

Blog: Hoffbauer's   -   Saturday October 16, 2010   -   By Lois

The Christmas trees are sheared and marked.  Waiting for Thanksgiving weekend to start to cut.  We've had a hard frost, so the balsam is ready to be cut for wreaths.  Looking forward for a great year!  Buy now for shipment in...

Water, or lack thereof

Blog: Mott Family Farm   -   Monday September 13, 2010   -   By Shelley

As much as we brag about living "off the grid", there are some obvious downsides. We have pretty much taken care of our power issues. The solar panels and wind generator power up our lights, computer and other electronic "toys." The upside...

Rain on a Hot Tin Roof

Blog: Mott Family Farm   -   Friday July 02, 2010   -   By Shelley

The sound of rain on our metal roof is one of my simplest pleasures. Many times it comes after a long, hot, humid day bringing relief and an (almost) audible sigh. Once the storms have passed, the water still trickles and drips off the roof as the frogs begin...

The Quest for the Winter Harvest

Blog: Amity Highland Ranch and Ebenezer Hill Gardens LLC   -   Thursday May 27, 2010   -   By Debbie

We have been diligently experimenting with methods of extending the summer harvest into the late autumn months.  When the weather cooperates, staying warm into late October and even into November, it's easy to keep growing and harvesting the delicious...

Pea Planting I think not!

Blog: Dragonfly Farms   -   Friday March 12, 2010   -   By Teresa

So I wake up this morning ready to face the day and look at digging my next deep dug bed to find it snowing. Not just a little drizzle of snow a full fledge storm, so I turn on the news to find out what it states and sure enough. WINTER STORM hitting the 4...

March 1, 2010

Blog: Rolling Acres Farm   -   Monday March 01, 2010   -   By Denise

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