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Thoughts for Thursday, May 22, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Thursday May 22, 2014   -   By Edward

Athletes talk about being in the zone. That perfect time in which everything they do is just right and it all clicks. The baseball is as big as a beach ball tot he batter. The hoop was as wide as the ocean to the basketball player. The goal posts were right up...

One Acre Farm restoration project April 2008 - pre...

Blog: One Acre Farm restoration   -   Monday November 11, 2013   -   By Stella Jane

April 2008 this one acre was covered with trash piled 6 high down the driveway. Six cars rusted in various areas.  I lived alone for the first time in my life and took 20 pickup loads to the dump, and recycled dozens of barrels of glass, plastic and...

Fall is in the air

Blog: Sanzone Farms   -   Wednesday September 25, 2013   -   By Sam

Fall is in the air Stay tuned for some simple tips to prepare your garden for fall/winter seasons.

Early Spring 2013 Update

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday April 01, 2013   -   By Katie

NOTE: Ooops! Somehow I managed to only save this as a draft and did not publish it. This was supposed to be posted on April 1 (no joke). Keep that in mind as you read my "today"s and "yesterday"s. - Farmer Katie Today’s Headline: No...

Wish List Wednesday | Raised Garden Bed Ideas

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday March 20, 2013   -   By Katie

Wish List Wednesday | Raised Garden Beds Welcome to another Wish List Wednesday ! On the third Wednesday of every month I’m sharing about all sorts of things I’d like to have, try or know more about. So far I’ve brought you lists on things...

Seed germination is quite simple… right?

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Monday March 11, 2013   -   By Arlene

Seed Germination   Seed germination is quite simple… right?   Usually it is. However, sometimes problems do occur and the problem is easy to describe.   Mostly someone says, “My seeds didn’t germinate”....

Planting in Newspaper Pots

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Thursday February 28, 2013   -   By Katie

Some of the 450-or-so onion seedlings I’ve sown already are starting to come up! They’re just tiny twigs of green but they remind me that spring will be here soon! In March I’ll really be into starting seeds as I shared in this post about planting by...

Bread and eggs. Are we running out of soil?

Blog: Abbe Hills Farm CSA   -   Friday January 04, 2013   -   By Laura

Greetings shareholders and friends of Abbe Hills Farm,   The next farmers market is tomorrow, Saturday, January 5, 11:00 until 1:00, at the Community Center in Mt. Vernon.  I won't be there, but Charlotte will be bringing her bread and also selling...

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Super storm Sandy and the wake up call to remember...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Wednesday October 31, 2012   -   By Tony

Is it a coincidence that Sandy Super Storm chose New York /New Jersey  vver populated regions to send a message to the modern man of the big cities:Bring back the trees and other Natural settings uprooted by development and modern life of mobile phones...

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Blog: Michigan Native Plants   -   Thursday October 04, 2012   -   By TimB

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fall crops are planted, lovely tomatoes, watermelo...

Blog: Abbe Hills Farm CSA   -   Monday September 10, 2012   -   By Laura

Greetings shareholders, This week, we'll have tomatoes, sweet peppers, eggplant, kale and collards, watermelons, garlic, potatoes, onions, beans, summer squash, cukes, herbs, hot peppers, edamames, and a few cabbages.  Whew!  Lots of...

Landscape Design Tips, The Importance of Soil and ...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Monday July 09, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

I am a Cottage Gardener through and through~ I love the free form it allows me to have... the natural flow that occurs with time... the feel that everything has been there forever. Cottage gardens just seem happy and inviting to me~ they seem to say, 'go...

My gardens. My legacy.

Blog: Morgan Botanicals   -   Friday June 29, 2012   -   By Jessica

My gardens are my legacy. Somehow or another I've wandered. I have to wander. I have to give. I get antsy and dreamy. I love excitement, new land and change and growth. Barefoot and barehanded from the ground up, I build a new garden. It's what I...

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...

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...

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