Category Archives: Farms

Fill the Freezer

With only 7 Saturdays left before the end of the shopping season, the Apex Farmer’s Market shopping season I mean, it is time to start asking my favorite protein farmers about bulk purchases before the end of season and off … Continue reading

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Chicago City Farm – Field Trip

I arrived in Chicago yesterday for an annual conference with a few hours to spare so I took the opportunity to go see City Farm in person!  I have been looking forward to seeing this fantastic piece of urban farming/city … Continue reading

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22+ Reasons to Love Stone Barns Center

There are many more reasons to love the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture than the 22 that inspired this post, so after you have finished reading here, click on over to their site and see what the + … Continue reading

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City Farm

“What if we ingeniously enriched that vacant land with waste wood products, waste food products and had a rich farm, employed local people to produce the healthy foods that community needs?” – Ken Dunn, founder of Resource Center and City … Continue reading

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Growing Food, Growing Farmers

I have been looking for a graph that shows the number of US farmers and the average age of farmers on the same graph, but looking at the graphs separately, the impression is still strong.  We have less and less … Continue reading

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Temperate Permaculture

Every revisit to the documentary The Fruit Hunters sends me researching what fruit and nut trees are adapted to my hardiness zone to plan my future orchard.  This exercise always begins with a self-reminder that the majority of exotic fruit … Continue reading

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Farm Envy

I have farm envy. This is not anything new.  My brakes frequently light up at red outbuildings, generous lots and dilapidated farmhouses.  Farms with For Sale signs put me at risk for whiplash.  Over the years I have learned to … Continue reading

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