I bought fresh shrimp and a lobster at the winter farmer’s market in Rollingsford, New Hampshire this past weekend for dinner on Saturday night. It was out-of-this world delicious. If you haven’t tasted fresh, local, “right off the boat” shrimp (not frozen, farm-raised or brought in from another continent), you’ve never had “real” shrimp before. It's soft and delightful, not anything like the farm-raised stuff we get from out of the country. And, what a treat to have a fresh lobster in January!… Continue
This ranks right up there with Tiny Houses and mini pies for shrinking the fantastic and beautiful into little packages. Boing Boing and Martha Stewart have excellent how-tos for how to make these green little worlds.…
In our church we are working to alleviate poverty in our community. One of the less obvious needs of lower income families is some form of a Dental Plan. The diet from a food pantry is often high sugar and lends to decay. Many meals are consumed from Vending Machines. While it may not seem necessary, proper tooth… Continue
Added by Cindy Fallsen on January 26, 2010 at 7:47pm —
So, this is the story of how I became the faithful Farmer Babe to our Humble Farmer. Thinking it best to start from the beginning, before I begin to blog the actual physical work that I (and we) do on the actual CSA property and the commitment that we have to our CSA family, this story starts with the chance encounter of two people that fell in love and decided to raise chickens (and vegetables) together using reverent, environmentally-sound, natural practices.
I've been trying to find new ways to use my spaghetti squash besides as a substitute for the pasta. I plan to make another loaf of my Spaghetti Squash-Orange bread, I've only made one loaf for myself this year.
I have been contacted by my local WholeFoods regarding my products( MyWIckedGarden.com). They are interested in selling them, but have told me it is mandatory to have 2 million dollars worth of insurance before they will stock my items. Also I was told I need bar codes on my products. Any one gone threw this or have any advice for me?
I attended a dinner last week that served ALL local ingredients - sourced from Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut and Vermont. The dinner was sponsored by the Sustainable Business Network of Boston and Nourish Restaurant. As the chef told us: Not an easy feat in mid-January! The salad dressing contained no vinegar, but a red wine reduction, honey and kombucha from mere… Continue
Added by Cornelia on January 19, 2010 at 6:44pm —
Spring is around the corner and now is a great time to start your indoor seeds. Average last frost in Austin (Zone 8) is Feb 28-Mar 31, which makes yesterday the 6 weeks before the last frost date - perfect time for most the vegetables I'm growing.
I'm trying out a new seed starter kit this year. Although I usually enjoy mixing my own starter soil, using the the pellet tray was a great way to… Continue
Added by michael on January 19, 2010 at 10:39am —
BK Farmyards is a new urban farming network in Brooklyn. Our mission is to increase access to healthy affordable food to Brooklyn residents through increasing urban food production and providing jobs for urban farmers. We started last year by turning backyards into farmyards, offering the first CSA with all produce grown in Brooklyn. We are building on last year’s success with new sites, more farmers and more CSAs. We are working with the High School for Public Service to create a new Youth… Continue
Added by bee on January 15, 2010 at 5:05pm —
Local non-profit GROW AND SHARE is seeking seed. If you have any packets you won't be using, or even parts of leftover packets, we would love to have them. Please visit http://www.growandshare.org for address/phone to donate by mailing them or to arrange pickup for larger amounts of seed.
We focus on shared and community gardening to fight hunger. Donate your un-needed seed, we will grow your seeds into plants, and in April we… Continue
Added by thewhatleys on January 13, 2010 at 9:00pm —
This video - and the lack of dirt, sun and space at home - have inspired me to get on Craiglist and Freecycle and get out the power tools. Looks like I'll need:
a 10-gallon fish tank (or a plastic storage tote - cheaper and keeps out the light just as well)
aquarium parts - bubbler motor, hose, something to disburse the air
After reading an article in Mother Earth News I've been inspired to keep a spreadsheet on the costs and savings from having a vegetable garden this year. I have a scale that I will weigh my harvest with and then will check out local prices for organic produce to compare. I've already started my spreadsheet with costs so far.
So for set up this season, including hiring the… Continue