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Second CSA Honey Harvest

Blog: Summer Smiles Honey Farm   -   Wednesday July 16, 2014   -   By Darci

Yesterday I extracted and bottled another crop from your CSA hives.   You will be receiving a 1 1/2 pound jar this time around.  I'm so excited that I was able to do a second harvest!   Its that time of year that I need to do a major...

About Us

Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Thursday May 29, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

Welcome to Harvest Michigan! Our focus is to develop a thriving, regional 'Food Hub' for the (northern) Southeast Michigan region servicing Oakland and Macomb counties. We offer services through the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, and the Buying...

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Blog: M's Organic Sustainable Farm   -   Sunday May 04, 2014   -   By MM

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2014 CSA Honey

Blog: Summer Smiles Honey Farm   -   Saturday March 01, 2014   -   By Darci

CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, directly connects the farmer with the people who eat the food that the farmer produces. It provides the missing link that exists between the grocery store and the consumer. You cut out many miles that your produce...

Stork Dropped Some Kunekune PIglets!

Blog: Lonesome Star Farm   -   Tuesday July 30, 2013   -   By Craig

1 farrowed sow down... 3 more to go, whew!  Therefore, I'll have some inventory to work with to help you achieve your homestead's goals for the kunekune pasture to pork pure bred swine.  Full Announcement: Piglets introduced themselves to the world...

Kunekune Piglets are About to Hit Dirt!

Blog: Lonesome Star Farm   -   Thursday July 04, 2013   -   By Craig

Kunekune Primer Itemized list of kunekune pig's uniqueness, sustainability, and multi-purpose uses.  Craig, Lonesome Star Farm These categories below only serve to help readability since  all kunekune pigs will cross over into...

Homemade Pure Maple Syrup Part 2

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday March 29, 2013   -   By Katie

Last week I shared that we’ve been collecting maple sap for making our own maple syrup. It has been a great family-time endeavor and the first step – collecting maple sap – couldn’t be simpler. To learn how to collect your own maple sap, click here . ...

Making Compost Tea @ Origins Farm

Blog: Origins Farm   -   Monday March 25, 2013   -   By Alistar

Like a great cup of earl grey tea, compost tea is a simple, yet elegant brew that soothes the soul. Of plants, that is. We often use compost tea on our new seedlings for increasing fertility in the soil and to increase its resistance to soil-borne...

Homemade Pure Maple Syrup

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday March 15, 2013   -   By Katie

My father-in-law (hereafter lovingly referred to as “Papa”) is currently in his third year of making homemade maple syrup from his own trees. Last year he made an abundance and we’ve been blessed with as much free, pure maple syrup as our little ...

Maple/Birch Tapping

Blog: The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms   -   Thursday March 14, 2013   -   By Alan and Susan

We have been doing workshops here on the farm showing how simple it is to tap maple and birch for your own use...doesn't have to be a large "sugar bush". We show how you can take simple household items for the processing and not have to put money...

Welcome to our Blog!

Blog: Windy Acres Natural Farm   -   Wednesday March 06, 2013   -   By Nancy & Tom

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An agriculture supported community

Blog: Origins Farm   -   Monday January 07, 2013   -   By Alistar

As the beautiful winter sun sets over our fields, I am reminded that this is a time to slow down. A time to rest the weary body after a long farming season. A time to rest the soul, and mind.  I love this time of the year. I love the cold. I love the...

Olla Irrigation for a Market Garden

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday January 07, 2013   -   By Katie

Clay olla buried in the garden. Image from http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/olla-gardening-the-original-dr-78565 It’s January. And it’s cold. And I’m glad… mostly. I’m not a fan of cold weather, but I’m hoping a cold, snowy Michigan winter means a...

Is Hugelkultur Sustainable?

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday January 02, 2013   -   By Katie

We recently incorporated several large hugelkultur beds into our market garden. For those who have not yet heard about hugelkultur, you can learn more about the how and why of this gardening practice in my original hugelkultur post. In short, ...

What is Sustainable Living?

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday November 20, 2012   -   By Katie

In January of this year I wrote Our Story and mentioned that I would eventually share with you why we believe a micro-farm provides health (sustainability) not only for our family but also for the community. Since that time, I’ve used the term ...

Holiday Hams - Spring Hill Farms

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday November 14, 2012   -   By David

As the Holiday season draws near I start thinking about ham. Well actually I start getting calls and emails asking about ham so it starts me to thinking about ham!   I began selling holiday hams in 2004 and it has grown into a big part of what we do...

Duck!

Blog: New Dawn Farms   -   Friday October 19, 2012   -   By Dawn

Did you know the agricultural production of ducks has steadily declined since the 2nd World War. Meanwhile the production of broiler chickens has skyrocketed. Think to yourself how often do you eat duck? Have you ever eaten duck? Do you like duck? Are...

Bread and Broth

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Thursday October 18, 2012   -   By Katie

Now that the weather is getting cooler, I’m hoping to turn my efforts towards some of the non-gardening goals of Arcadia Farms. A major reason why we started this farming thing in the first place was to learn to eat healthy, live sustainably and to be...

VIDEO SPEAKS A THOUSAND WORDS

Blog: Prairie Pride Farm of Minnesota   -   Thursday September 20, 2012   -   By Dawn, past 4-H member

A team of SPNN producers came to our farm in August and produced a video on u tube about our farming practices.  They also filmed me talking about our hogs and chickens.  Here is the link:  Enjoy!  A picture speaks a thousand words: ...

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