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Want to stay healthy? Buy local

Blog: Mill Road Farms- working hard to feed the masses   -   Wednesday August 07, 2013   -   By Cara

With the growing trend of CSAs, farmers markets, and the idea of eating from where you live, it is important for the consumers to know why this is all going to make a huge difference in our lives.  Eating locally has so many benefits, not just for our...

Finding Neem Oil

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday August 05, 2013   -   By Katie

{Image Credit} Home Depot Last year I shared this post about my great love for zucchini and my complimentary great hatred for squash bugs and vine borers . I also shared about my equally passionate distaste for white powdery mildew and anthracnose . ...

Local Peach Sources

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday August 02, 2013   -   By Katie

{Image Credit} Aloha Organic Fruit Another fruit season is underway – it’s time for Michigan peaches! I’ve spent some time looking for pesticide-free peach sources and I’m having a rough time. Molter Family Orchards has organic peaches, but only in...

What a difference a year makes

Blog: Mill Road Farms- working hard to feed the masses   -   Friday July 12, 2013   -   By Cara

So in the spirit of letting people get to know us, we decided to start a blog!  For those of you that are aware, you can just skip the next few lines. For those that are new, please read on!  Our farming life, as it currently is, started about 3...

Where to Find Raw Milk

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday June 28, 2013   -   By Katie

{Image Credit} www.mercola.com Last week I wrote about the benefits of raw milk (and the irony of the corresponding dangers of pasteurized milk.) In that post I said that I would be bringing you answers to the following questions: If it’s illegal to...

Making Strawberry Jam for Dummies

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday June 19, 2013   -   By Katie

Why can’t my life be simple? Let me preface this post by saying that, when all was said and done, I ended up with delicious, beautiful, properly-thick strawberry jam. If you’re here looking simply for instructions on how to do the same – without the...

Frost! (And Other Updates)

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday May 13, 2013   -   By Katie

There’s a reason why the last frost date in Michigan (the reasonable date on which you can plant outside in the spring without worrying about frost harming your plants) has been moved to May 18 . Last night (May 12/13) we had a visit from good ole Jack...

Get Creative: Marketing Local Food in Schools

Blog: Eat Local Food LLC   -   Thursday May 02, 2013   -   By Joan

It's late in the school year, but now is the time to look ahead to next year.  While all your teachers, administrators and parent volunteers are still available, it's the best time to consider changes in your local school food program for the 2013-2014...

Seasonal Family Garden Plan

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday April 16, 2013   -   By Katie

One of the things I’m enjoying most about this year’s growing season is the opportunity to help others with their home gardens. Last week I had a chance to chat with a friend and former college roommate – Sara Heilig, about the garden that she and her ...

Chicken Week (Psst! We Have Chickens!)

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday April 08, 2013   -   By Katie

Guess what? We have chickens! We are the proud owners of six ISA Red egg-laying hens who are six weeks old as of today! If all goes well, they’ll be supplying us with fresh, brown eggs by the end of the summer. We selected ISA Reds because they...

How to Make Homemade Breakfast Sausage©

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Sunday April 07, 2013   -   By Arlene

How to Make Homemade Breakfast Sausage © by Arlene Wright-Correll Home Farm Herbery How to Make Homemade Breakfast Sausage It is really very easy to make your own homemade breakfast sausage. Especially if you are worried...

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 . ...

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 ...

Garden Apps Wish List

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

Wish List Wednesday | Garden Apps (from seed to table!) I’ll be the first to admit that there’s nothing organic or sustainable about apps for your mobile device. At first glance it may seem a little off-center that a website about living...

"the soup notices"

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Friday January 18, 2013   -   By Cynthia

"I swear, that if you go over and you taste your pot of soup -- and you pause, and you decide if it needs more seasoning or not -- the soup notices." That's what Cynthia Lair, author, organic food evangelist and cooking instructor is really getting...

The Art of Meaningful Gift Giving, How to Preserve...

Blog: The Old Winery Farmers Market   -   Tuesday December 18, 2012   -   By Jean

We're at the time of year when everyone is in a hustle and bustle of the Holidays. For us the Farmers Market is filled with beautiful gift items and our market friends are all too happy to stop by and pick up that beautiful, one of a kind, hand crafted item...

The Art of Meaningful Gift Giving, How to Preserve...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Tuesday December 18, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

We're at the time of year when everyone is in a hustle and bustle of the Holidays.  For us the Farmers Market is filled with beautiful gift items and our market friends are all too happy to stop by and pick up that beautiful, one of a...

How to Use Leaves in Your Yard and Garden

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday November 09, 2012   -   By Katie

Learn more at www.arcadia-farms.net Leaf Pick-Up or Pack-Up? I’m pretty sure we’re the only family on the block whose lawn is still covered in leaves. Why? Because leaf pick-up happened at least a week ago. In our suburban neighborhood, leaf...

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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