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Brambly Farms in Cochon 555 Boston Event

Blog: Brambly Farms   -   Sunday January 16, 2011   -   By Ted

Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know that we got word last night that one of our farm's pure bred Large Blacks has been chosen to take part in the approaching Cochon 555 event. This is a national event which is held in ten cities around the...

More Proof - The FDA is Out to Get Farmers

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Saturday January 15, 2011   -   By David

Tamworth Duroc Cross Pigs 2005 In yet another move against farmers, the FDA recently took a "no holds barred" approach to being adversarial to farmers. They attacked one of their own. If you were wondering if the FDA was your friend as a...

Smaller Livestock Producers May Get a Fair Deal

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday January 12, 2011   -   By David

It's all about the money Several years ago I was reading something, I don't remember what now. I was shocked to find out that there has been a law on the books since 1921 that would stop a lot of the "sweetheart" deals that exist in the...

Meat Lovers Can Now Grow Their Own Lamb

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Monday December 27, 2010   -   By Poly

Meat Lovers Can Now "Grow Their Own Lamb"   by Tanya on  December 01, 2009 at 8:51 AM   Taking cue from growing vegetables for own consumption, a Brit farmer is offering a "Grow Your Own...

Merry Christmas!!

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Saturday December 25, 2010   -   By Rowena

I am on way outside…yes on Christmas to plant onions before the next storms come in…I am looking out my window and it is slowly coming in!!   I am sure the storms will give me a lot more indoor time and greenhouse time later in the week….I love my...

A Story of Holiday Hams and Nice People

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Tuesday November 23, 2010   -   By David

    A couple of days ago I was out delivering holiday hams to customers . Little did I know that someone was watching me [more]

What's the Deal With the Eggs?

Blog: Rockgate Farm   -   Tuesday November 09, 2010   -   By Angela

I just don't get it!   With all the money and regulations and this and that, big business still can't produce a simple edible egg.  You know, that thing that we small farmers take for granted.    I find it absolutely hysterical, that...

What's Wrong With Our Food System - Speech by 11 y...

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday September 29, 2010   -   By David

Excellent speech by Birke Baehr an eleven year old boy.    

Is Senate voting to pass Safety Bill S 510 this ...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Monday September 20, 2010   -   By Tony

Do not miss this article.It is a must read by all who vote ,eat,produce and   grow  food - especially by small farmers and advocates ..They are being allegedly labelled as speaking of UNTRUTHS when expressing opinions about...

A Great Way to See/Share Why to buy from a Local F...

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday July 30, 2010   -   By David

I love this little video! It really brings home what's going on in the industrial farming sector. When I go through the grocery store I see so many pretty, pastoral labels all designed to make me think my food is actually coming from a real farm...

I'm ashamed it took me this long...

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Thursday March 11, 2010   -   By David

A couple of days ago a close friend of mine called me to ask if I had watched Food Inc.   Watch the trailer here. I immediately knew what he was talking about as I had seen the reviews in Acres USA and a several other small farm, sustainable...

Container Gardening

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Friday January 15, 2010   -   By Karen

Container Gardening: A Solution for Small Spaces Garden enthusiast’s who lack space for gardening aspirations shouldn't fret, because Canada’s favourite pastime is not necessarily out of range for them. Smaller spaces, balconies, decks,...

Classes

Blog: The Appalachian Shed   -   Thursday January 14, 2010   -   By Terrie

We will be offering classes this spring and summer here on the farm.  Details are still being worked out, but we will be offering at least two classes: Growing in Small Spaces:  Useful info for growing in many situations, from patios to small lots,...

A Little Culinary Insight From Chef Heinz Lauer – ...

Blog: Christopher Ranch   -   Monday January 04, 2010   -   By Justin

  If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone utter the word, “trend,” in the weeks leading up to 2010, well, you could dub me the new Warren Buffet. Now, it’s not that I don’t trust these projected trends – The Food Channel , ...

HR 2749-FOOD SAFETY or CONTAIN AND CONTROLL OVER Y...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Tuesday October 27, 2009   -   By Tony

Are we in the AGE of INFORMATION or MISINFORMATION? The BILL FAILED at the HOUSE of REPs on the first round and then had to go under another try next day to be PASSED hurriedly.Now the senate will vote.Call your senator to protect your farm...

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The First Cut is the Deepest

Blog: Double R Farm (Amish Country Soaps & Sundries)   -   Tuesday September 15, 2009   -   By Christine

It was a sad day on the farm yesterday. No, we didn’t loose any livestock, but a hard earned dream disappeared over the horizon due to this still sagging economy. For months now I have been watching friends and neighbors sell many of their personal possessions...

St. Paddy's Day

Blog: Portage River Farm   -   Thursday March 12, 2009   -   By John

On Saturday, Aidan, Sean and I went into Pinckney to watch the St. Patrick's Day festivities. Pinckney , our new hometown, is about two miles north of us. It is a friendly little country town that reminds me of the town in southern Ohio where I grew up. ...

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Economies of Small Scale

Blog: F.A. Farm   -   Friday February 13, 2009   -   By Walter

Modern agriculture is oriented towards economies of scale. This is usually presented as a one-way street - get big or get out. However, there is a flawed assumption here that needs to be addressed. Economies of scale are based on a price per unit...

Shipping Prices Federally are going up Jan 1st, Bu...

Blog: Celtic Wyndes Farm (dist of CowPots)   -   Friday December 19, 2008   -   By Brian & Terri

If you are think about buying Cow Pots for Spring use. Please get your order in now, so I can get it out by the end of the year. It will be cheaper to purchase this month since prices on postage is going up Jan 1st 2009. You are not able to purchase these...

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