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Jun 30, 2012
Marianne Smith commented on Flour Sack Mama's blog post 'Family Farmers, Small Seed Companies, Need Support'
"Monsanto is evil!"
Feb 3, 2012
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Family Farmers, Small Seed Companies, Need Support

"Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens," wrote Thomas Jefferson, "They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bands."…See More
Feb 1, 2012
Flour Sack Mama commented on Flour Sack Mama's blog post 'Top Turkeys Go from Small Farm to Thanksgiving Table'
"Good question.  Here is a link to the farmers at River Ridge Farms.  Since they are the poultry experts that I talked with, you might want to ask them directly.  Mr. Waters has a degree in animal husbandry. In general, I would think…"
Nov 29, 2011
Jodie Westwood commented on Flour Sack Mama's blog post 'Top Turkeys Go from Small Farm to Thanksgiving Table'
"I have 4 gobblers and 6 hens doing fantabulous.  I would like to raise more.  When can I expect to them lay eggs?"
Nov 29, 2011
Flour Sack Mama posted a blog post

Top Turkeys Go from Small Farm to Thanksgiving Table

My visit to see the turkeys at River Ridge Farms disrupted their latest move from one stretch of pasture to another. Verlinda Waters had the tractor backed up to move the large wooden roost she and her husband had built by hand.  One turkey sat leisurely atop the roost while the other gobblers gathered around a water pan and their keeper was polite enough to chat with me.  These preening, lavish birds were accustomed to moving…See More
Nov 23, 2011
Flour Sack Mama commented on Flour Sack Mama's blog post 'Scientist Mom Explains Endocrine Disruptors'
"The answer to your first question question about the epoxy inside cans is yes, this is usually one of the suspected endocrine disruptors per the scientists who study this.  Unless the outside of the can specifically promotes BPA-free on its…"
Oct 18, 2011
John Browne commented on Flour Sack Mama's blog post 'Scientist Mom Explains Endocrine Disruptors'
"I understand that "tin" cans are now coated on the inside with "food grade" epoxy. Is this a suspected (or actual endocrine disruptor? Are ALL the plastics... or some component of all plastics... 'bad news'? Are there…"
Oct 17, 2011
Flour Sack Mama posted a blog post

Scientist Mom Explains Endocrine Disruptors

When Susan Nagel shops for her family, she feels the same frustrations that many of us do about finding safe, wholesome sources to bring to the table.  She considers not only which food is best, but which type of packaging and storage to trust.  Nagel says she almost exclusively uses glass storage containers for food, and skips buying canned groceries whenever possible.  "The only thing I buy in cans are beans and I rinse them very well before eating them."  As a parent, she viewed glass baby…See More
Oct 13, 2011
Caroline Malcolm commented on Flour Sack Mama's blog post 'Grocery Co-op Offers Families Sustainable Choices'
"Thanks for the post! It sounds like Knoxville has a great food co-op!"
Sep 21, 2011
Flour Sack Mama posted a blog post

Grocery Co-op Offers Families Sustainable Choices

As the parent of a young child, Allyn Richardson says she considers food one of her most important purchases.  She appreciates the wholesome choices at Three Rivers Market in East Tennessee.  "With the selection available at the new location, we have no reason to shop anywhere else (other than farmer direct). They offer just about everything we need, and at a better price than we would…See More
Sep 20, 2011
Flour Sack Mama commented on Flour Sack Mama's blog post '101-Year-Old Quilter Still Stitching'
"Thanks Aliza.   Yes, they are very inspiring.  I particularly love that she has designed so many of the blocks herself."
Aug 31, 2011
Aliza Ess commented on Flour Sack Mama's blog post '101-Year-Old Quilter Still Stitching'
"My mom works in a continuing care retirement community, and I've grown up around an appreciation for the elderly. This was a lovely post, and I am in awe of and inspired by these hand-sewing quilters!"
Aug 26, 2011
Flour Sack Mama posted a blog post

101-Year-Old Quilter Still Stitching

She typically wakes in the middle of the night, inspired to draw out another original pattern.  The only book she ever publshed quickly sold out.  And yes, she's still stitching at 101-years-young.  Meet Aunt Lena and learn more about her passion for quilting at http://FlourSackMama.com.See More
Aug 22, 2011
Flour Sack Mama posted a blog post

College Students Get Fresh Food Choices

Students returning to campus at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville will have a fitting alternative to the usual fast-food destinations. Their classmates in the organic crop production program are serving up a fresh market with food and entertainment planned through mid-October. Students can shop the UT Market without having to cook. Market manager Mary Rogers explains, "I'm hoping…See More
Aug 13, 2011
Flour Sack Mama commented on Flour Sack Mama's blog post 'Fending Off Squash Pests'
"Good point.  Would have been better if I'd had the plant elevated a bit with something for it to climb on.   I'm still thrilled that we have some squash to eat, despite our mistakes.  Makes me want to keep…"
Jul 15, 2011

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Flour Sack Mama
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Stay-at-home mom who grew up on a family farm and misses it dearly. Live on 2 1/2 acres now, gardening more every year. Write a simple living blog.
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simple dinner with fresh tomatoes from our little garden...
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Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopediea of Organic Gardening
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sewing Christmas dresses (late)
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Demonstration Farm Offers Diverse Education

Cielo Sand Hodson at Broadened Horizons Organic Farm
Feeding the rooster a wild strawberry and meeting a…
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Posted on June 30, 2012 at 1:14pm

Why Eat Local Food?

Why Eat Local Food?

Organically Grown, Hydroponic…
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Posted on June 30, 2012 at 1:10pm

Family Farmers, Small Seed Companies, Need Support

"Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens," wrote Thomas Jefferson, "They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting…
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Posted on February 1, 2012 at 10:29am — 1 Comment

Top Turkeys Go from Small Farm to Thanksgiving Table

My visit to see the turkeys at River Ridge Farms disrupted their latest move from one stretch of pasture to another. Verlinda Waters had the tractor backed up to move the large wooden roost she and her husband had built by hand.  One turkey sat leisurely atop the roost while the other gobblers gathered around a water pan and their keeper was polite enough to chat with me.  These preening, lavish birds were accustomed to…

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Posted on November 23, 2011 at 8:07pm — 2 Comments

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