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2014 Burlington Home Show

Blog: Earthcare Suri Alpacas LLC   -   Thursday March 06, 2014   -   By Darlene

Visit us at the Burlington 2014 Home Expo & Chocolate Extravaganza at Burlington High School on March 22!  We will have new merchandise made from our alpaca fiber, hand dyed spring pastel yarn, felt & more.  New this year we will sponsor a...

the weather

Blog: Walenga Family Farm   -   Saturday March 01, 2014   -   By Farmer Nate

Boy 2 weeks ago I got excited and ready for spring.  It made it up to 50. Now it is lucky to hit 20 again.  The last 2 nights we were under a wind chill advisory.  I fired up the brooder, to get ready for some chicks.  I am glad I did not...

Reclaiming the Kitchen

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Friday February 21, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

February is the time of year when an eager band of Northland College students take the snowy trails down from Ashland to join us for three Sundays of our “Sustainable Foodie:  Making a Meal, Making a Life” wellness class, which features preparing and...

Holiday Henhouse

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday December 23, 2013   -   By Katie

This is our first winter with chickens. As I was putting up the Christmas decorations this year I thought it would be fun to spread some yuletide cheer to the chicken coop. It’s nothing extravagant, but it makes me feel extra Christmas-y every morning...

Poultry Personnel

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday October 29, 2013   -   By Katie

Despite being someone who likes to plan, I’ve developed this trend during the last several years of my life where I put things off until the last minute. Getting my garden ready for fall (and really, winter and spring) has sadly been no different. Last...

Think healthy Food and Drink for your upcoming hol...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Thursday October 03, 2013   -   By Arlene

Think healthy Food and Drink for your upcoming holiday gifts. This week’s featured drink is Teas of the World and it is a sophisticated package of teas for the Sophisticated Gourmet Tea Drinker. It makes a great gift so buy now.  

Tom's, Bees, & Hawks

Blog: Agropraxis Farm   -   Sunday August 25, 2013   -   By Farmer Pete

Vegetable farmers that grow a wide variety of produce with intensive methods are constantly adding important information to a broad base. There seems to be something new to learn or gain greater understanding of with every passing week. So much of the...

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Last canning class of the summer

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Thursday August 08, 2013   -   By Sonya

As August brings its heat and humidity, we are gratefully helping our neighbors harvest beets, peaches, beans, and tomatoes. So the cannery has been at full capacity for weeks!  August also marks the last Canning Boot Camp, as well, for we are about to...

Why Raw Milk?

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday June 21, 2013   -   By Katie

Why Raw Milk?One of the commitments our family made as part of the Locavore90 challenge is to find local sources for our meat, eggs and dairy. This week I had the privilege of speaking with several local dairy farmers as part of my search for the right...

Which pressure canner is right for you? (part I)

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Friday May 24, 2013   -   By Sonya

You may have a canner handed down from generation to generation, with great love and care. But is it the right canner for your use?  Over the next few articles, I'm going to explore different canners based on safety, ease-of-use, and engineering. Older...

A New Era for Our Cannery...

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday May 22, 2013   -   By Sonya

After 18 years of having babies, making jam, organizing farm markets, running a cannery, teaching new canners, and keeping a (mostly decent) house, I’m finally ready to make a change — a BIG change! So… No more farmer’s markets. A happy, and a sad decision....

Learn to "Put Up" in our licensed cannery!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Monday May 13, 2013   -   By Sonya

The next Canning Boot Camp is Sunday, June 30, 2013, 10-4, in our FDA/ODA inspected cannery, in Lebanon, Ohio.  This hands-on class is geared for people who've never canned; for canners who are unsure of their techniques; for foodies who want to bring...

Meet the bug control team!

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Saturday May 04, 2013   -   By Carol

I have to say, I am AMAZED at the amount of bugs a bird can consume!  Just sitting at my computer and looking out the window, I can see our bug control team hard at work!  The workers that deserve the 'grand champion' of bug eating award are the...

Girls Quilted Activity Bag

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Saturday May 04, 2013   -   By Carol

  On our list of gifts to make this year, are two boy activity bags.  My daughter made this bag for herself last year, and we are going to use the same style for the little boys. We are trying to find the perfect little piece of fabric for the boy...

Christmas Planning - Wonderful Idea from Facebook ...

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Saturday May 04, 2013   -   By Carol

On our Facebook page for our farm,  there was a WONDERFUL suggestion for making Christmas presents with the family -  MAKE THE WRAPPING PAPER or GIFT BAGS!   The poster suggested making custom gift bags for each member that could be re-used...

Getting ready for canning beef stew! Yumm!

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Saturday May 04, 2013   -   By Carol

One of my all-time favorite items to put up in the pantry, is Beef Stew!  My garden is full of potato plants, onions and carrots so close to being ready to pull!  Their destination - the pantry shelf!   This has become a yearly task for us, and...

Meet the Farmer Part 2

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Sunday April 14, 2013   -   By Arlene

Meet the Farmer Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfw2ybbRTYs

The Bakers Dozen Cookbook is now an affordable e-b...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Saturday April 13, 2013   -   By Arlene

The Bakers Dozen By Arlene Wright-Correll e-book $9.95 This is a 13 chapter book on how to be a really great baker. A complete "How to Bake" book baking, recipes, how to bake, bread, bagels,...

Kalamazoo Social Media Week

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday April 12, 2013   -   By Katie

Here’s something I’m crazy excited (if not a little late to share) about: Kalamazoo Social Media Week ! According to an article on www.mlive.com by Ursula Zerilli : “Kalamazoo Social Media Week kicks off on Sunday, April 14-18, 2013 with a week full...

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