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Gatlinburg Trip & Farm Updates

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday April 11, 2014   -   By Katie

It appears that spring has finally sprung in Southwest Michigan! There’s still a cool nip in the windy air, but the sun is shining and temperatures are reaching up into the sixties at midday. It’s a welcome sight! I’m so glad that things have warmed...

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...

Canning Boot Camps are filling up!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Sunday June 23, 2013   -   By Sonya

Just a quick reminder that we have an excellent schedule of Canning Boot Camps this summer. Our new Jam and Jelly Lady Shop in Lebanon has allowed us to market these classes to locals and visitors, but since we are the only comprehensive water/pressure canning...

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....

Irrigation Pumps

Blog: Triton's Farm   -   Monday May 20, 2013   -   By Triton

This week on the farm: I thought I had the water all figured out and then the pump went out. I would like to say when it rains it pours, but I would like a drenching of rain right now. I think the average rainfall in May is .65 inches. I guess there's not much...

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...

The Chickens Next Door

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

The moral of today’s post is that a major component of suburban/urban chicken keeping involves being a good neighbor… sweater or otherwise. Let’s face it – not everyone thinks keeping chickens is a super idea, regardless of how many benefits...

Join our next Canning Boot Camp!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Monday March 18, 2013   -   By Sonya

The next Canning Boot Camp is Sunday, April 21st, 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...

Canning Boot Camp is this Saturday!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday March 13, 2013   -   By Sonya

Only three days until our next Canning Boot Camp! We still have 3 positions open for anyone who is interested. Before registering online, please email or call to make sure the positions haven't already been taken, because they usually go fast. 513-932-6470 is...

Newly Designed Canning Masters Classes

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday March 06, 2013   -   By Sonya

Fabulous line-up of new Master's Canning Classes (you must have taken our Canning Boot Camp to register for the Master's Classes). Master's Classes are $30, and run from 6:30 to 8:30 in the evening on the posted dates. All materials are provided, and there is...

Two New Canning Boot Camps Scheduled!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Friday March 01, 2013   -   By Sonya

As I sit here in a cool, quiet cannery, awaiting the first rhubarb of local farmers (quite far off, actually), I appreciate the calm of winter. After our Christmas sales broke 18 years of sales records, I am quite happy to have little to do other than plan...

Starting Cuttings with Willow Water and Yummy Sala...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Wednesday February 20, 2013   -   By Neil & Jean

I'm always looking for things to do to get me through the winter months... even if those things are projects that won't happen until springs warmer days arrive! I am planning on getting into the green house this week and starting some...

Solar-Powered Garden Gadgets

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday November 14, 2012   -   By Katie

Wish List Wednesday | Solar-Powered Gadgets This time of year I’m soaking up all the rays I can on rare sunny days. It won’t be long now before the days become more gray and so I’m eager to enjoy the sunshine while it’s here. (Sing it with me… ...

Did Someone Notice It Is Hot Outside???

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Saturday July 07, 2012   -   By Jeff

It has been awhile since I have posted an entry. I am sorry. Things have been super, super busy. Between watering, weeding, picking and markets, there has been no time to write. I decided to post an entry to request your prayers, not only for us, but for all...

Illinois Desert Weather

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday May 27, 2012   -   By Jeff

It's been awhile since I have had any time to post an entry, so I thought I would write a few things while I am in for lunch. The days have been filled with plenty to do this last week. We are still planting, but it is very dry. On Friday, we ran another 400...

Irrigation Love

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Wednesday May 23, 2012   -   By Rebekah

I have to say, I love irrigation! Though over the years I have had my fair share of experiences moving drip tape or lugging around lay flat I always sort of resented its existence because of how it clogged the fields or required me to move its hulking mass...

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What's FRESH & LOCAL in December?

Blog: FRESH and LOCAL   -   Friday December 16, 2011   -   By Loris Sofia Gregory

Nature and local producers collaborate to bring us fresh succulent green and red gifts this month. Even after we have been gifted with a moisturizing blanket of pure white snow, local producers still deliver FRESH & LOCAL at Valley Natural Foods...

Louie the alpaca-duck

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Monday November 14, 2011   -   By Mary

Louie the alpaca has made good friends with the ducks.  Perhaps he is spending too much time with the ducks... he is splashing in mud puddles, and when we refill the duck ponds, he likes playing in the hose water, diving through the stream.  When the...

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