My normal tendency, in just about everything I've ever done, is to jump right in, feet first and just start. No questions asked... just get the ball rolling, get on top of it and try not to fall off. As crazy as that sounds, this method has helped me accomplish a lot of things in my life. Things I would have never done had I thought it through. I was a Marine, for example, when I was 18... I'd never do that now! Mostly because I'm older and I get tired quicker and the thought of people…Continue
I've been in love with farming since 2008, when I started hanging out with Loran Shallenberger, a great guy and a very talented farmer who was living near the base of Sugarloaf mountain at the time. I started helping Loran, who had just begun his own farm project called North Comus Acres on a rented piece of farmland. Loran raised hogs, chickens and grew vegetables, and we became good friends. I helped Loran, alongside my daughter Amber, who was 7 or 8 at the time for the better part of 2…Continue
Hello all you homesteaders!! Thanks for joining us here at Stinnett Farms. We home you all find everything you are looking for. Today I want to introduce a really great homestead reference item. It is called From Scratch Magazine.
This magazine is brand new. In fact, this is the very first issue. You can see it here:…
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POTBELLY PIGS HAVE INVADED
“Food is the source of energy and the food that comes into your body directly influences you, nutritionally and emotionally,” responded 22-year-old Katelin Davis when asked why she cares about the food she eats. She is a firm believer that the energy she consumes affects her well-being, and for this reason she tries to eat only what she considers “happy food.”…
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Today we're lucky to have Kate Storey, Michigan Mama author, guest blogging for us!
I only consider myself to be “moderately crunchy.”
Sure, I’ll look for more natural ways of living, but I’m not completely ready to live off
the land and give up every modern convenience. I…
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Who doesn't love a good slaw?
Beautiful purple cabbages and red apples combine to make a bright dish during dreary winter days.
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Happy Earth Day Everyone!
If you really stop and think about it, all the ways that we interact with our food (growing, raising, packaging, distributing, cooking, consuming, composting, digesting, landfilling, and more) have a huge collective impact on our planet. Over the decades since the first Earth Day…
Added by Cara Rosaen on April 22, 2011 at 11:54am — No Comments
International Women’s Day just flew by! A global day to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. What better way to commemorate this occasion than to share some words from the amazing women farmers that I’ve had the privilege to meet and work with?…
Added by Cara Rosaen on April 21, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
Alright, it's just wishful thinking that raspberries are in season here in Michigan. Even though they aren't really in season at the moment, by freezing summer treats like raspberries, you can enjoy them year round!
This past summer, I decided I wanted to spend more time in Detroit doing some urban gardening. I called up the volunteer coordinator of the Greening of Detroit to find out about volunteer days and she sent me to the Oakland Community Garden on the north end of the city. There I met Jerry Hebron, who…
Added by Cara Rosaen on March 28, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
Ever since the widespread release of the movie Food, Inc. in the summer of 2009, film and food seem to be on a honeymoon of sorts. New flicks documenting the state of our food system are released almost as frequently as the cows need milking, and food film festivals have been taking place in cities…
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I met Elana Taubman during our sophomore year at the University of Michigan in Environment 270, taught by Ivette Perfecto. Throughout the semester, Ivette continued to return to a focus on the urban/organic agricultural revolution in Cuba, which she pointed out has occurred as a direct result of the Soviet blockade. Being cut off entirely from outside resources, notably food, fertilizer, and pesticide imports, forced the island…Continue
Added by Cara Rosaen on February 2, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
Pomegranates are tasty fruits, and the edible part is actually the pulp-encompassed seeds. In the United States they are mainly grown in warmer places like California, so they are a treat that I don’t often buy for myself. Luckily though this one was a gift. I love gifts of food!
Added by Cara Rosaen on January 31, 2011 at 1:03pm — No Comments
I’m not sure how or why she tried making bagels, but last night she did. They turned out pretty good, too. I was not familiar with the bagel making process, so it was a bit odd to observe. To be honest, I had no idea. I guess I just thought of a bagel as a poor quality doughnut. lol
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Since grassroots organization Slow Food was founded 21 years ago, “slow food” has been coined as a term that describes good food that is sourced with consideration and carefully prepared with respect for the ingredients and the final product. As food production has become increasingly industrialized and fast food has become the norm, more and more people are beginning to worry about the effects that may…Continue
Food Warriors Summer…Continue
Added by Cara Rosaen on January 17, 2011 at 9:49pm — No Comments
While shopping at Seattle's…
Seth Teicher (see picture), a 24-year-old Michigan grad and DC resident, and his best friend, Nick Weisman, recently started Roadside Organics, a communications firm focused on amplifying and harmonizing voices of leaders in the local food movement.…
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