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Get your free $16.98 pkg. of Winter Savory in this...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Tuesday July 22, 2014   -   By Arlene

July Super Sale ! Every Home Farm Herbery order totaling $50.00 or more gets a free 4 oz. $16.98 pkg. of our Gourmet, chemical Free, Culinary Winter Savory. Offer valid until midnight July 26, 2014 . Home Farm Herbery offers over 350...

The Long Winter of 2014

Blog: Avalon Farms Premium Homegrown   -   Friday April 04, 2014   -   By Brigette

Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 April 4, 2014 and there are still piles of snow scattered about the farm, some still almost waist deep where it was piled from plowing driveways. It isn’t...

Getting Up Close and Personal With California's Dr...

Blog: SavRaw Local Farm Box   -   Saturday March 08, 2014   -   By Kali

http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/02/05/how-think-about-california-drought   This article on Take Part, is about Gene Etheridge, who has an organic fruit farm in Dinuba CA, who is our source for fruit. Please feel free to share this article! 

Extreme Chores

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Friday March 07, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Bundled in 17 pounds of boots, insulated pants, down coat, hat, gloves, and face scarf, my glasses iced over by steamy breath, facing winter chores can become daunting even before leaving the back door. External faucets are frozen closed, so we fill...

Cold winter, and a new puppy.

Blog: Walenga Family Farm   -   Friday February 07, 2014   -   By Farmer Nate

Hi everyone.  It has sure been a cold snowy winter.  I have had allot of extra time to think and plan for the spring. The big plan is to build at least 3 more chicken tractors. We hope to have a total of 10, by the end of summer.  The state of...

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germinating in winter

Blog: sunnysidedru   -   Friday January 31, 2014   -   By sunnysidedru

All year we plant and grow food.  In the cold of winter many greens will grow: leaf lettuce, kale, spinach, collards. And there is something to the exposure to the cold that makes them taste even more delicious. Cold temperatures can be a...

Baby, it's cold outside

Blog: Foust Family Farms   -   Wednesday January 29, 2014   -   By Ron

Brrr....what else is there to say. It's cold outside - and inside [for that matter].. My wood-fired water furnace isn't working right, so I've had to fall back to using propane. Just two months ago the price of propane was $2.56 gal. I bought some yesterday...

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7 Reasons to Appreciate Winter

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday January 29, 2014   -   By Katie

I’m a Michigan girl, which means not only am I used to four seasons but dramatic, often vacillating transitions between those seasons. In the spring and fall it is not uncommon to have sunny, 80-degree weather and windy, perhaps rainy 40-degree weather...

January Newsleter

Blog: Walkers Fresh Veggies   -   Saturday January 04, 2014   -   By Mark & Carolyn

We have started ordering seeds for this coming season. This is actually when we have to make the decisions on what we are going to plant this year. You may ask why we order so early –the weather out is so cold, how can you possibly be thinking about spring...

Happy Holidays from Mangos In Paradise.LLC

Blog: Mangos In Paradise, LLC   -   Saturday December 28, 2013   -   By Libby

Happy Holidays from Mangos In Paradise,LLC  It is going to be another very interesting season for growing mangoes here in Pine Island Florida. This week of Christmas we have had temps in the mid 80's! Yes, old man winter has stayed up in the North and...

Winter Egg Update

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday December 27, 2013   -   By Katie

In mid-November I shared that our hens had stopped laying eggs completely due to molting, cold weather and minimal daylight hours. Though chickens can and will lay occasional eggs during cold, dark winter days, we decided not to endure an entire winter...

Four-Egg Day

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday December 16, 2013   -   By Katie

Ever since wintery weather began we’ve been receiving one to three eggs each day. After skillful interrogation I still haven’t been able to get the hens to spill the beans on which girls aren’t pulling their weight! Meanwhile, three eggs a day isn’t...

Firewood

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Thursday December 12, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

It’s a Monday—our day that Farmstead Creamery is closed—which means it’s time for all those outside chores that have stacked up all week.  The chicken coop needs cleaning, the snowload supports in the high tunnel greenhouse need installing, and the...

Alternative Storage

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Saturday December 07, 2013   -   By Phil

  In addition to canning, freezing and drying; we like to "store" some veggies right in the garden. We usually plant leeks, turnips, carrots, daikon radishes and cabbages in a patch together (closely spaced) in late summer for winter harvest....

Winter Egg Production

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

If you live in Michigan then you don’t need me to tell you that the weather is getting cold and the days are getting darker. Our yard has already been covered in a dual blanket of leaves and snow several times this month. Another sign at Arcadia Farms...

Resilience Newberg CSA

Blog: Easthope Farm   -   Thursday October 10, 2013   -   By Farmer Boy

I am intending to start a different kind of CSA in the Newberg area come 2014. Based on Carol Deppe's book, The Resilient Gardener, I would like to offer a CSA whereby members can take part in a farming enterprise that will help to make them more locally...

Good Gardeners know you can easily grow some winte...

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

Good Gardeners know you can easily grow some winter crops to help with your food budget and to give your family healthy food choices. Kohlrabi Purple Vienna Seeds (Heirloom/Non-Hybrid)   Cabbage Seeds Early Wakefield ...

Hay in the Barn

Blog: Thistle Byre Farm   -   Monday June 24, 2013   -   By Abby

Every grass farmer wants hay in the barn or hay stockpiled before winter feeding arrives.  We are no different --especially since we had to buy 60 tons of hay last year.  Last summer where our dry, parched hay field produced 2.5 large, 1000...

Ever wonder, "what do I do with turnips?"

Blog: Miss Scarlett's Homegrown Produce, Texas-made Gifts & More   -   Friday March 01, 2013   -   By Miss Scarlett

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