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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…

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Added by Flour Sack Mama on August 13, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Farm Fresh on Wheels

 

Roasted beet salad, fresh local spinach and scallions sound like menu details from an upscale restaurant. They're what's new this spring at the cafeteria of Takoma Regional Hospital in Greeneville, Tennessee. Chef Mary Goldman is excited to include some fresh, local produce for the first time this…

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Added by Flour Sack Mama on May 31, 2011 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Medicinal Qualities of Organic Culinary Plants

By Sarah Zettelmeyer



(Sarah is an independently trained student of herbology, has taught community classes on wild food/medicine ID, herbal home health, and herbal crafts in north central VT for over ten years. She is trained as a doula and has collectively facilitated and taught at an herbal summer camp for kids for the last 9 years. She… Continue

Added by High Mowing Organic Seeds on May 9, 2011 at 2:54pm — 4 Comments

X-Gardening :: It's not for the faint of heart~

Check out what X-Gardening is all about in the mountains of Colorado in the May/June 2011 of the Essential Herbal Magazine written by yours truly! 

 

X-Gardening Article on the Essential Herbal Magazine…

Added by Kristie Nackord on April 30, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments

How to Do a Quick Germination Test at Home

Are you using last year’s seeds (or even older) and aren’t sure if they’re still viable? Try this germination test at home to see if they’re worth planting, or if you should be buying new seeds this year.

  1. Use a double thick paper towel.  Moisten with water and fold…
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Added by High Mowing Organic Seeds on April 25, 2011 at 11:08am — 1 Comment

Earth Day Splendor

Reblogged by Local Me.



Happy Earth Day! How are you celebrating? I'm having some friends over for a mostly-local dinner. Just returned from a trip to Union Square greenmarket to pick up some last-minute ingredients.



Here's what's on the menu:…

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Added by Jay Geneske on April 22, 2011 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

How to Make Homemade Sprouts

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In my quest to make as many foods from scratch as possible, including bread, jam, and herbs for cooking and tea, I…

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Added by Lisa Fine on March 23, 2011 at 3:53pm — 1 Comment

Early Spring Sprouts

Spring is already bursting with life at our house, two weeks before the official start of the season. We're being blessed with an early start to a plentiful crop of vegetables. The lettuce and broccoli seeds are happily germinating in abundance, less than a week after being planted in little indoor containers.…

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Added by Flour Sack Mama on March 5, 2011 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Growing Organic Micro-Greens – A Shot of Green To Get You Through These Final Weeks….

 

The thought on everyone’s mind these days at High Mowing is spring, spring, spring! …

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Added by High Mowing Organic Seeds on March 3, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Food Co-op Shopping Choice

How would you like to visit your local grocery store feeling like you owned the place? Having a real say in the way products were chosen and sold? Getting a refund back at the end of the year because you'd loyally done so much shopping there? You can, if you choose to join a community-owned food cooperative. These co-ops are owned by consumers just like you who decide to get directly involved.

 

Three Rivers…

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Added by Flour Sack Mama on February 23, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Organic Gardening Encyclopedia

Cold, frozen days are inspiring me to dream about the next season's garden.  Not an expert by any means.  But I'm determined to garden smarter each season, even on a small scale.  My husband and I have the usual arguments about pest control, which involve me swearing off any synthetic pesticides, while he eventually sneaks out a can of this or that when he thinks he has no other alternative.

 

I'm aiming to read through the new (2009 anyway) Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of…

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Added by Flour Sack Mama on February 17, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Organic Greenhouse Visit

I can only imagine what splendid dishes the Denman family cooks up.  When I planned a visit to their greenhouse, I knew that matriarch Georgia Denman and her daughter, Caitrin Bayard, were experts at organic gardening.  What I couldn't comprehend until my visit was their depth of knowledge and passion for culinary plants. …

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Added by Flour Sack Mama on February 17, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Choosing the Right Organic Vegetable Varieties for Your Region

There are so many different varieties out there – how do I decide what to plant based on what region of the country I am in?

Looking through a seed catalog can be a beautiful,…
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Added by High Mowing Organic Seeds on January 6, 2011 at 5:13pm — 1 Comment

Growing Sprouts for a Burst of Winter Greens

Growing Sprouts for a Burst of Winter Greens - Megen Hall, High Mowing Organic…

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Added by High Mowing Organic Seeds on December 13, 2010 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Nola Farm Journal - Layout and Bed Prep

The past two weeks on our farm have been devoted to infrastructure. We had to come up with a layout that is easy to maintain, good looking, and capable of producing a good amount of food. I definately didn't want to bite of more than I could chew so, heading the advice of my friend and mentor in small-scale organic gardening Loran, I created a layout that I didn't feel overwhelmed by and that I thought looked nice. As of today, our garden consists of two beds 5 ft X 35 ft, layed out on a…

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Added by Farm Frederick on April 3, 2010 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Lettuce put our Heads Together



During my ever vigilant countdown to spring (March 20th, respectively), I'm filled with thoughts of the first crop of veggies to sprout on our farm. Lettuce, of course, is always in abundance during those first precious weeks of the season. In honor of one of the most overlooked and undervalued vegetables, I've written the following…

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Added by Jen Shaffer on February 25, 2010 at 12:39pm — 4 Comments

Food with a Farmer's Face on it

The concept of Community

Supported Agriculture was born from many hungers – hungers for safe,

nourishing food, hungers for healthy rural landscapes and communities,

hungers for connection in an increasingly far-flung and disconnected

world. Specifically, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) began in

1971 when a group of women in Japan recognized

their hungers for a healthy environment, economy and family and sought to satisfy these

hungers by forming a… Continue

Added by Jen Shaffer on February 4, 2010 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Our Breast Cancer "Victory" Garden

On both sides, my wife has a family history of breast cancer. Last winter my wife discovered that she too had breast cancer and made the difficult decision to have a prophylactic double mastectomy. Immediately after her mastectomy she underwent reconstructive diep flap surgery. It looks like the cancer is gone and she has recovered her former shape and feels… Continue

Added by Chandler Myles on October 22, 2009 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Organic Green Salad with Herbs & Cheese

It is getting too hot in Central Texas for most lettuce and greens but herbs are still strong. When it gets too hot the lettuces will "bolt" or go to seed. They send out flower stems which later become seeds and the tender, sweet greens become bitter. I took an organic packaged mixed greens salad from HEB Plus in Leander and added fresh, just snipped organic herbs which included Texas tarragon, parsley, 2 kinds of basil and dill from my organic front yard garden. I added some white crumbled… Continue

Added by Betty Saenz on May 25, 2009 at 7:16pm — No Comments

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