Being a small farm that produces niche food products we often find ourselves walking a very fine line; one between taking concerns over the direction of our nation’s food supply seriously (because we, ourselves, are concerned, too — I’d contend virtually all farmers are) and playing a role in disseminating misinformation that’s designed to scare [...]
As of today there are ten weeks left until the average date of last frost in our area. Of the past three years there was only one where we experienced frost that late in the year — May 10, 2010 — and it was just one night. Otherwise, recent history says we’re probably looking at [...]
One Robin, three gaggles of geese, and nine skunks — four live, five of the roadkill variety — have been spotted here since the middle of last week. It may not be spring-like outside, but the signs that she is, in fact, on her way have given me renewed hope in the inevitable and this [...]
If you want to drive me absolutely guano loco tell me you’re planning a vegetable garden and then ask me what type of broccoli or tomatoes or green beans or corn or peppers or any other common annual vegetable you should plant for your zone.
A quick jaunt through the internet, making sure to skip through a few gardening blogs and communities, and you’ll quickly find two things: 1) GMOs are of tremendous concern to America’s gardeners. And 2) GMOs are incredibly misunderstood among America’s gardeners. This, of course, is true of so many of America’s demographics. Our consumers, cooks, [...]