Category Archives: Local Farms

Cooking Up A Hurricane – Applesauce (Part 1)

Hurricane Matthew made landfall in the Carolinas this morning, just north of Charleston, SC, and more than 5″ of rainfall is expected for the Raleigh region over the next 24 hours.  With the cool, windy and very wet weather keeping … Continue reading

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10% Campaign and Starfish

In 2010, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) teamed up with the NC Cooperative Extension at North Carolina A&T State University and the North Carolina State University to launch the NC 10% Campaign to encourage individuals and businesses to … Continue reading

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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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A New Old Fashioned Barn Raising

I was researching a local farm that I am interested in purchasing from and ran across an article about their recent BarnRaiser.us campaign to improve the sustainability and profitability of their livelihood.  I was intrigued and wanted to learn more … Continue reading

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To Buy or Not To Buy, That is the Question (Dal Fry)

Each year between September and January the question of “what to grow” must be asked and answered by growers everywhere.  This is the time of year when seeds are carefully saved, seed catalogs are perused and garden plans begin to … 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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Winter Market

Today was the first of two Winter Markets for the Kansas Grown Farmer’s Market.  The market was held inside the extension building which was a bonus with winds today gusting up to 37mph. I visited with Indian Creek Bison Ranch, … Continue reading

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Something Cooking At Nearly Home Grown

I have found myself thinking of the Ant and the Grasshopper over the past 2 months as I have busily worked to build up a full freezer’s worth of frozen tomato paste, whole roasting chickens and chicken breasts, butternut squash, … Continue reading

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Winding Down

This weekend I got my first real sense that it was time for the Farmer’s Markets to wind down for the year. I visited the Neosho Farms stand to pick up some onions and garlic and asked whether a special … Continue reading

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Souped Up

In the middle of what seems like the longest heat wave in history, my 4 year old came down with a head cold.  Last weekend I had noticed homemade egg noodles at the Phil’s Family Farm booth at the KGFM, … Continue reading

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Mangia

I have been fine-tuning a pasta sauce recipe for a few weeks and I think it is as close to ‘right’ as it is going to get for now. So on Saturday I headed to the Kansas Grown Farmer’s Market … Continue reading

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Apple Butter and Tomato Jelly

Today I stopped by the Wild Family Farm stand to pick up a couple of pints of their homemade apple butter. My grandmother made apple butter like this and the taste whisks me back to the table in her small … Continue reading

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The Genesis Story

Two weeks ago I went to the Kansas Grown Farmers’ Market and came away with 7 organically grown Geronimo tomatoes (Cheney Lake Tomatoes) and 2 organically grown Genovese Compact, Improved Basil plants (Wild Family Farm). Saturday I went back for … Continue reading

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