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2015 Small town Farmers' Market....Washington, Iowa

   It's the end of March and interest in the opening day for this years Farmers' Market is building. Contacts and inquiries from new growers are coming  every day, there seems to be an increased interest in two major areas:  heirloom and organic produce.

   The maturing tastes of the Farmers' Market buyers is a good omen for those interested in growing the heirloom varieties. They're being encouraged to plunge into this field but to hedge with some of the tried and true more main line…

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Added by Bob Shepherd on March 31, 2015 at 1:13pm — No Comments

A year without posting

You would think that I would have more to say on here after being lazy and not posting for a year. Ok three recaps and I will let it go: Chickens; the hoop house still is the Best Idea I Ever Stole (BIIES?) Cold winds Coyotes, and even two rosters in a small flock could not destroy it. The girls stopped laying around December, but picked up in February and now are laying one egg per day (Arcana chickens, so the eggs are just right for Easter!).  I will move them to the open pen in April, so…

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Added by Rick Nichols on March 29, 2015 at 10:09am — 1 Comment

Weekend Seed Sale thru March 31st!

Just announced on facebook....SEED SALE at Mary's Heirloom Seeds!!!!
All of the seeds listed are…
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Added by Marianne Smith on March 28, 2015 at 10:40am — No Comments

Young & Green: Santos on East Harlem, Its History, and Sautéed Spinach

You’re reading Young & Green, the new group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout NYC with fresh fruits and veggies.…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on March 27, 2015 at 1:31pm — No Comments

FREE Heirloom SEEDS!

Who doesn't like free stuff???  
This is definitely a deal you shouldn't pass up!…
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Added by Marianne Smith on March 26, 2015 at 11:21am — No Comments

In times of Economic Uncertainty, GROW and SAVE!

Originally shared at Back to the Basics:

Planning for the future is important.  In the words of Jack Reacher (Lee Child), "Hope for the Best.  Plan for the worst."  While we cannot predict the loss of income, unexpected medical bills or car repairs, we should plan ahead and prepare the best we can.…



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Added by Marianne Smith on March 25, 2015 at 10:59am — No Comments

Soup Jazz Sunday Takes a Field Trip: Berkshire Brewing Company Tour!

Most weekends, Emily Eagan gets together with her loved ones to cook a big pot of soup and listen to music. Lucky for us, she shares the resulting recipe and playlist, Soup Jazz Sunday, with HOMEGROWN. Stay tuned for another helping!…

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Added by Emily Eagan on March 24, 2015 at 11:24am — No Comments

Making your Own Urban Farm out of Shipping Container

In recent years, shipping containers have seen many second-hand applications. As almost ideal sustainable building resource, they have been modified into, office spaces, vacation homes, condos, and even bars and public libraries. Their corrugated steel construction makes them rugged, able to withstand vertical and horizontal forces, and their design makes them easy to stack one onto another or interlock at 90 degrees. All these characteristics make them ideal for…

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Added by Sophie Andersen on March 22, 2015 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Young & Green: Hassaballah's Food Diary

You’re reading Young & Green, the new group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout NYC with fresh fruits and veggies. Pretty…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on March 11, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Soup Jazz Sunday: Coconut Curry Noodle Soup

Most weekends, Emily Eagan gets together with her loved ones to cook a big pot of soup and listen to music. Lucky for us, she shares the resulting recipe and playlist, Soup Jazz Sunday, with HOMEGROWN. Stay tuned for another helping!…

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Added by Emily Eagan on February 23, 2015 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Young & Green: Danny's Food Diary

You’re reading Young & Green, the new group blog written by participants of Grow NYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on February 23, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

14 Chocolatey Chocolate-Filled Recipes for Your Valentine

If you don’t have a gift for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day, don’t fret. We’ve rounded up 14 chocolicious recipes—for February 14, of course!—from HOMEGROWN’s home cooks. You know that old maxim about the way to the heart being through the stomach? We hereby declare it true. Seventy-five hundred HOMEGROWN members and counting can’t be wrong. …

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on February 11, 2015 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Soup Jazz Sunday: Roasted Cauliflower Soup and Sonny Rollins

Most weekends, Emily Eagan gets together with her loved ones to cook a big pot of soup and listen to music. She shares the result, Soup Jazz Sunday, with HOMEGROWN. Stay tuned for another helping!…

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Added by Emily Eagan on February 11, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Young & Green: Danny on Perseverance, Patience, and the Funny Thing About Beets

You’re reading Young & Green, the new group blog written by participants of Grow NYC’s Youthmarket, a network of urban farm stands operated by neighborhood youth and supplied by local farmers, bringing fresh fruits and veggies to communities throughout NYC. Pretty cool,…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on February 2, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Soup Jazz Sunday: Butternut Squash Soup

A recipe and playlist borrowed from her weekly get-together with her loved ones, Soup Jazz Sunday comes from HOMEGROWN and Farm Aid’s intern,…

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Added by Emily Eagan on January 29, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

5 Tips (and no Tricks) to Feed Your Family from the Farm Share

I often get asked "What do I do if my kid/spouse/guinea pig won't eat _______ [insert name of vegetable]?"



While pondering what to do with a new-to-us vegetable in the CSA box, celeriac, I wrote up a list of tips that have worked for us over the past 9 CSA seasons.  No tricks, though--the whole family knows what's in the meal.

You can find the…

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on January 26, 2015 at 11:13am — No Comments

Make Your Own Organic Liquid Fertilizer

Originally shared at 

Before I give you my recipe I need to be very clear.  ALFALFA is considered a "high risk crop."  This means that Alfalfa is on of the top 10 Genetically Modified plants in the US.  



From the Non-GMO Project,

High-Risk…

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Added by Marianne Smith on January 26, 2015 at 9:35am — No Comments

Soup Jazz Sunday: Portuguese Kale and Sausage Soup

Soup Jazz Sunday is a recipe and playlist courtesy of HOMEGROWN and Farm Aid’s intern, Emily Eagan, a music industry major at Northeastern University. Stay tuned for another helping!…

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Added by Emily Eagan on January 22, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Young & Green: Dekendra

You’re reading Young & Green, a new group blog written by participants of Grow NYC’s Youthmarket, a network of urban farm stands operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and designed to bring fresh fruits and veggies to communities throughout NYC. Pretty…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on January 22, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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