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Interesting Podcast on Farming

from The Thomas Jefferson Hour.  Show# 1112

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-thomas-jefferson-hour/id206783908?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Added by Bill Graney on January 27, 2015 at 3:42pm — 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

Weasels are EVIL

My poor chickens... I had seven lovely little hens, and they were just starting to think about laying again.

Now I've got one hen, who is IN THE HOUSE and staying there, and a lot of feathers...

Added by Jana Franzen on January 19, 2015 at 4:46pm — 2 Comments

Young & Green: Introducing Phylisha (And a New Blog!)

Welcome to Young & Green, a brand new group blog here on HOMEGROWN written by current and former participants of…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on January 13, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

15 Ways to warm up without turning up the thermostat

Winter has been hitting much of the country especially hard this year. Luckily, there are lots more ways to warm up besides putting on socks or turning up the thermostat.

 From yogic breathing to spicy foods to heated rice packs,…

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Added by Alicia Bayer on January 12, 2015 at 10:54pm — No Comments

New Year, New Skills

Been a busy 4 months with little time to say hey y'all. During this time, I learned the boys are rainbow loom masters, me, fat fingers. So, not to be out done (male vanity kicked it), I'm learning to weave and loom knit while teaching the boys as I go. Funny how fast they pick it up and do better than I with a little encouragement. Weaved 2 baby blankets, 1 more in the loom, & 2 heart shaped trivets. Knitted 8 Christmas gift scarfs with 10 more in the que. Appears, folks still like gifts… Continue

Added by John F. Houpt II, PhD on January 10, 2015 at 10:36am — 1 Comment

My Mother's Lefse

While most of my blog is about how I feed my family from our CSA farm share, every once in a while I step out of that routine. Sometimes I'm sharing what I did with good deals from the grocery store, sometimes ice cream desserts, and sometimes I use the blog as a family recipe log.

In this…

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on January 9, 2015 at 8:19pm — 2 Comments

Plant Heirloom Seeds for VICTORY!

Originally shared at Back to the Basics

I have shared about VICTORY GARDEN here on several occasions. …

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Added by Marianne Smith on December 27, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

Chicken Run

It is official. I am smarter than a chicken.

Henny, our scrawny white leghorn, has been escaping from the chicken run for the last few weeks. It was annoying, especially after we closed all of the obvious escape routes, but not that big a deal. After all, chickens just want to be with the flock, so, after a few moments of running around and shouting “Free at last!” she would wander back to the coop and dig through the garden bed next door, waiting for the gate to open for her…

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Added by Charlyn on December 15, 2014 at 12:34am — No Comments

Go Green; Literally! Funky Upcycling and Recycling Ideas for Your Plant Pots

A trip to the nursery is possibly the most calming and refreshing experience. Walking around, choosing your plants and just being in the presence of nature’s bounty does some amazing things for your emotional health. I know I can hardly wait for my annual trip to the nursery!

 There is one downside, however. Plants are sold in plastic pots. When we come home we plant them in our gardens. What happens to all the plastic pots? Most recyclers do not accept planters as a recyclable as…

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Added by Anne Staley on December 12, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Sound Bites: Night Lights

In the spirit of our big sibling, Farm Aid, we’re pleased to introduce a new column celebrating that classic duo of music and food. Sound Bites, by HOMEGROWN member Toni Tiemann, surveys what up-and-coming bands are cooking, eating, and drooling over. Got a group to recommend? Shoot Toni a note!…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on November 25, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Sound Bites: Liz Enthusiasm of Freezepop

In the spirit of our big sibling, Farm Aid, we’re pleased to introduce a new column celebrating that classic duo of music and food. Sound Bites, by HOMEGROWN member Toni Tiemann, surveys what up-and-coming bands are cooking, eating, and drooling over. Got a group to recommend? Shoot Toni a note!…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on November 24, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Problem with The Kitchn’s 'How to Talk About Food Without Sounding Like a Snob'

Earlier this week, The Kitchn posted an article titled, "How to Talk About Food Without Sounding Like a Snob." The piece collected and shared thoughts and advice from various food writers on how people can talk about food without getting all high and mighty. The post provided a ton of valid tidbits, mostly about taste and ingredients, but it seemed no one recognized the power of conversation—that…

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Added by Toni Tiemann on November 19, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Piekido Master - Making Wild Blackberry Pie

Music by Kelly Latimore

Recipe below

Making the crust

2 and half cups of flour

  for a gluten free pie crust, make it half oat and half spelt flour

One teaspoon of salt

   1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

stick and half of butter

one and one quarter stick cut into chunks, one quarter of stick to butter pie pan

 save a bit for…

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Added by Bruce Weaver on November 17, 2014 at 5:22pm — 1 Comment

Chicken Hug

            Our chicken coop is perfect-sized for two chickens. It is five feet by four feet, A framed, sized to perch on garden beds in the winter and under the laurel tree in the summer. However, we often have more than two chickens, because we like to keep the eggs coming, but cannot kill an old hen. We put them out to pasture. This is a problem; the coop that holds two ladies peacefully creates mayhem when there are four, still working out turf battles. For years, we fought with chicken…

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Added by Charlyn on November 16, 2014 at 8:46pm — 1 Comment

There's So Much Going On...

Originally shared at Back to the Basics:

I don't often share "random" posts here at Back to the Basics.  Sometimes, ya just gotta SHARE!



This month I have found myself scrambling to…

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Added by Marianne Smith on November 16, 2014 at 8:31am — No Comments

Making Apple Cider 2014

Making Apple Cider with a homemade press.
What's the difference between Apple Juice and Apple Cider?
Fresh cider is raw apple juice that has not undergone a filtration process to remove coarse particles of pulp or sediment .... Apple juice is juice that has been filtered to remove solids and pasteurized so that it will stay fresh longer.

Added by Bruce Weaver on November 11, 2014 at 3:24pm — 1 Comment

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