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Fairview Orchard's Organic Avocados recently featu...

Blog: Fairview Orchards   -   Wednesday May 07, 2014   -   By Sean

Small Farm Food May 3rd, 2014 If you’ve been reading here long you know I’m a big advocate of local and small farm food. Just because I try to eat locally doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy food from afar. Growing up in Colombia gave me a taste for all...

Gifting Local

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Thursday December 26, 2013   -   By Emily

Did you miss me?  Even my own mother asked recently about what happened to my blog!  The truth is simply that I've been busy, and other things took priority. This year has been even busier, if that is possible. A big part of this is that neither...

My experience and insights from farming

Blog: Green Acres Farm   -   Thursday October 17, 2013   -   By Mark

I was recently interviewed by a friend that has a blog and is a much better writer then I am.  So I thought I would post a link to her blog here.  I hope this works.   http://silentache.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/an-interview-on-permaculture-...

Large Gourds (Mixed) (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Sunday September 29, 2013   -   By Arlene

Large Gourds (Mixed) (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) At Home Farm Herbery we use these members of the squash family for making crafts, birdhouses, dippers, and ornaments. These heirloom seeds give excellent yields of assorted...

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...

In celebration of the Farmall 140

Blog: Origins Farm   -   Friday April 19, 2013   -   By Alistar

In 1973, a little red tractor died. It was a sign of the times. President Richard Nixon told the Associated Press “…people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook.”; The OPEC oil embargo began; Elvis and Priscilla...

More on First Impressions: E-mail v. Texting

Blog: Eat Local Food LLC   -   Friday April 12, 2013   -   By Joan

My recent post on  making a credible first impression  focused on your web presence.  Your company website is what potential customers first see when they look for you.  The impression you give should be professional, positive and...

Make a Credible First Impression

Blog: Eat Local Food LLC   -   Saturday March 30, 2013   -   By Joan

This morning, I had an e-mail from an individual requesting advice on whether to include their website address on their new business card, even if the website wasn't up and running yet.  This person was going to attend a conference where they hoped to...

Wish List Wednesday: Magazines

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday January 23, 2013   -   By Katie

Wish List Wednesday | Magazines Welcome to another Wish List Wednesday ! When I first started sharing these posts I intended to do them every Wednesday. Then I realized it was a little obnoxious. So now I’m working on making this happen the...

Ruling The Roost

Blog: Winged Elm Farm   -   Monday October 08, 2012   -   By Brian

The time of morning, just before sunrise, where the light is revealing the landscape, the animals are stirring but not up, the distant meow of our cat Mickey as he strolls up the hundred or so yards from his den to our front porch is my favorite time of the...

Full Moon

Blog: Winged Elm Farm   -   Saturday October 06, 2012   -   By Brian

I was standing in the oldest orchard. The light was provided by the full moon. High and staggered clouds were moving across the sky providing a stop and go slide show with the moonlight. And, I was reminded again that one of the principle joys of living in the...

Ever wonder what goes on, on a small farm?

Blog: Chicken Thistle Farm   -   Wednesday January 04, 2012   -   By Andy

We have been sharing our stories on the farm for years now at www.chickenthistlefarm.com  on our Farm Blog .   Now we are happy t share our stories in the form of a podcast we call our Coopcast ! These short form farmcasts talk about what's going...

Dairy Sheep Milking intro.Live The DREAM !!

Blog: Stoney Acres Sheep Dairy   -   Friday December 09, 2011   -   By Debra & Richard

Sheep Milking !The Future of Small Farming! This article will explore the future of Sheep Milking for you to consider ! Do You Have a dream of Working from home with your family !Are you tired of the same old daily job? The Life on the farm is...

Do I have time to take a break?

Blog: Diamond S Herefords   -   Sunday September 25, 2011   -   By Robert

The weather is what farmers talk about I guess. I have been moving hand lines and mending fence all summer after work. It hasen't frosted here yet so the cows have there heads down out in the pasture. Done with the fairs. Winter hay is arranged, no calves due...

Johnsons family farm- the begining

Blog: Johnson's Family Farm   -   Sunday August 28, 2011   -   By Bill

Greetings all, Today I am going to be blogging about where it all began, and some of the things I have learned along the way. Initially I had signed up with a mail order company called SMC, ( I always liked Tom Bosley) anyway I was going to get rich...

How small farmers markets are going to dodge the ...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Friday July 22, 2011   -   By Tony

There are so many speculations and hypothesis now bidding for a financial collapse  if the US dollar falls.The Farmers financial market is showing a distress signal as the heat and draught harvest the crops and more of the grain goes to produce the green...

Organic Small Farmers Business needs to be represe...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Monday July 18, 2011   -   By Tony

You read the news aboy the WOERLD KNEWS SCANDAL in Britain and you wonder:Is this American Citizen who hacks ordinary British Citizens private phones and spies on their lives? Is he doing the same here in US?   One thing for sure he is doing...

Small Farm Conference in Kissimmee

Blog: Golden Acres Ranch, LLC   -   Friday July 15, 2011   -   By Bobbie

We are at the Small Farm Conference this weekend. I've been asked to participate in a special session and to serve on a panel of experts. This is the conference where I won the "Innovative Farmer of the Year" award in 2009. We're taking some...

Sunshine on Sunday - We are celebrating! Sharing ...

Blog: Clayton Farmers' Market and Small Farm Animals   -   Wednesday June 15, 2011   -   By Janice

Another beautiful 'sunshiny' (June 12th) day at Clayton Farmers Market - We are thankful!  One of our vendors - 4 year old Ty walked up to me so friendly holding a 3/4 eaten fresh radish ....'want a bite'? he asked.  Of course I couldn't turn down...

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