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Summer update, making cheese, garden growing, mark...

Blog: Four Country Gals   -   Tuesday July 17, 2012   -   By Shari

Tons of things have gone on in the past three months... I've learned to make cheese, and we're all enjoying my Short-Cut Mozzarella on homemade pizza. Yes, Mom makes a really good pizza crust. Just as soon as some veggies are ready, I can envision making...

Flower Power!

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Tuesday July 10, 2012   -   By Rebekah

Check out the beautiful sunflowers growing in the field! I can't believe they are staying in bloom for so long. Also, the zinnias and marigolds are going strong, providing a nice habitat for a variety of insects. ...

Firsts

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Monday July 02, 2012   -   By Rebekah

I have been reading a book called The Four Season Harvest by Elliot Coleman in which he talks about plant health and pest control. The idea being that healthy plants will have less pests because their actual physical make-up is less desirable to eat...

Westminster Farmers' Market Report for 06-22-12

Blog: Westminster Farmers' Market   -   Thursday June 21, 2012   -   By Dean

Summer Vegetables at the Westminster Farmers’ Market One Local!   Local food is healthy food. One Local meal each week.   Be...

Photos from the Field

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Monday June 18, 2012   -   By Rebekah

June 18, 2012 Over the last 24 hours the farm has been inundated with rain and thunderstorms. Irrigation from the sky is always my favorite form, not only because I was a passive observer but becasue the veggies always look brighter, bigger, and...

Monday

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Monday June 11, 2012   -   By Twilya

Sunday morning Autie woke up at 2:30 a.m. (as I was hoping to finally go to bed) with a fever and throwing up.   With Tom in the midst of wheat harvest I was unable to make it to the Old Cheney Road Farmers Market in Lincoln, NE.   Normally Tom...

The Preparation continues

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Saturday June 09, 2012   -   By Twilya

It is approximately midnight and in seven hours I will be on my way to the Old Cheney Road Farmers Market in Lincoln, NE.   In tow is a lot of hard work and if I don’t day some great produce.   The girls and I spent the last...

The Birds, Bees and Hazards of Wild Fruit

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Tuesday June 05, 2012   -   By Twilya

This morning started with a visit to the pea patch.   The current rows are nearly finished.   I sold most of what was picked today already and will hopefully have some for Sunday.   I have two more rows that are just starting to flower and...

Westminster Farmers' Market Report for 06-08-12

Blog: Westminster Farmers' Market   -   Tuesday June 05, 2012   -   By Dean

School is out.  Find fun and educational adventure at the Westminster Farmers’ Market.   New in the market: beets, strawberries, summer squash, free-range pastured chicken, and cupcakes....

Shorter not cooler

Blog: The Farm Report from Turkey Hill   -   Thursday August 18, 2011   -   By Farmer Herman

Hey Everybody. I like the shorter days, because with this heat if we had to endure one more minute before the sun went down.... We have our kale, and collards, and tronchuda up in the greenhouse. Keeping it cool in there is the big deal. 105 yesterday.We even...

Summer Goodness at the Bluegrass Farmers' Market!

Blog: Bluegrass Farmers Market   -   Thursday August 18, 2011   -   By Kentucky Proud

It's almost time for the Saturday markets but first you can enjoy the Thursday market at Mill Pond Shopping Center today! Our new satellite market is small but it has plenty of homegrown summer goodness available. Shop today from 3 until 6:30 or until our...

Rain, Finally!

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Friday July 29, 2011   -   By Emily

Another crazily busy week here on the farm, but that is just July for you!  We were so happy that the oppressive, 100+ degrees temperatures broke, but most days we're still seeing upper 80's and into the 90's, so with the humidity it sure feels like...

Summer Squash

Blog: Eaters' Guild   -   Wednesday July 27, 2011   -   By Laurie

Summer Squash Like zucchini, summer squash are a fruit (the ovary of a flower). Summer squash are a cultivar that is harvested immature, while the rind is still tender and edible. Summer squash have a long history in the Americas. It is thought that Lewis...

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Hot Summer Schedule

Blog: Golden Acres Ranch, LLC   -   Thursday June 30, 2011   -   By Bobbie

Wow, is it hot and dry here in the Florida panhandle! This is supposed to be the rainy season, but we've barely got a smattering of rain. We planted blueberry shrubs a few weeks ago and they are barely making it. We have have had to extend the hose to reach...

Party on the Farm

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Tuesday May 24, 2011   -   By Teresa

I wanted to share a few more photos of springtime on the farm.  This is such a colorful time of year--the sky is SO blue, the pastures are so lush and green, the flowers are blooming and there are birds of every color, from bluebirds to orioles.  Did...

New South Springfield CSA Pickup site

Blog: Good for the Earth and Good for you... Millsap Farm   -   Friday April 29, 2011   -   By Curtis and Sarah

We are excited to be partnering with the Springfield YMCA on Republic road for a southside pick up option this summer.  If you have already signed up, but would like to change, don’t fret, just email us and we will make the change.  We hope this...

Sounds like Spring!

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Thursday March 17, 2011   -   By Teresa

Well, the last time I posted we were expecting a snowstorm, and today the mercury should reach 70.  Signs of spring have really come on strong in the last week or so -- trees are budding, tufts of grass are greening up, the animals are shedding their...

We are getting started with new products

Blog: Tee Pee Farm Boer Meat Goats   -   Wednesday March 02, 2011   -   By Norm42

2011 !! Who would of thought!!  We want everyone good luck in the up-coming season. Our meat business, NYNATURAL CHEVON LLC   is off to a good start with some new and nutritious products. We are hoping for a good response from people...

Canning Boot Camp memory

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Thursday January 13, 2011   -   By Sonya

I love January, and canning in my warm Summer Kitchen, while gazing frequently at the white landscape and drifting snow outside.  Today, I heated up some locally-pressed apple cider to sip, and worked on canning Sweetheart Spread and Blackberry Jam. ...

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