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March 2010 Blog Posts (14)

Buckwheat crepes with smoky sweet potato filling

Eggs are on my mind lately - backyard chickens being all the rage may be the reason! This weekend, some of us may be getting all Martha on some eggs for hunting, and some of us are always looking for creative dishes to make with all those eggs.

I came up with this one after picking up our last winter CSA share (with eggs) and wanting…


Added by Cornelia on March 31, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Nola Farm Journal - 2nd Entry

Deciding to start a farm is easy. You can do while you're drunk and most times that's probably how it's done. Following through is something else entirely. Do I really want this much responsibility? We could just buy organic produce from other small farmers... why go through all the trouble? In my case, it's personal. I want to know how it's done. I want to know, not only how to grow food, but also the economics of food. Where it comes from, how much it costs. I figure the best way for me to…


Added by Farm Frederick on March 29, 2010 at 7:24pm — No Comments

The Nola Farm Journal - 1st Entry

My name is Doug. I'm a member of a very unique group of people and we're embarking on something very exciting this year. This group, my community, my family for the past year are either employees or patrons of Cafe Nola, an eclectic little restaurant and coffeehouse in downtown Frederick. That's in Maryland.

Being proponents of the small farm/ small business movement (Nola being one) and some of us amateur gardeners in the making, we've decided to start our own small farm. The…


Added by Farm Frederick on March 29, 2010 at 6:49pm — 3 Comments

Bike-powered CSA delivery

Tomorrow is the last pickup *sob* for my winter CSA from Red Fire Farm in Granby, MA and I've been meaning to share some photos and information about a very cool enterprise here in Boston called Metro Pedal Power. Their "emissions-free, pedal-powered delivery truck" drivers are braving the weather and the Boston streets to bring urban folks the… Continue

Added by Cornelia on March 25, 2010 at 2:19pm — No Comments

NYT: Meaningful conversations make us happy

I would argue that this is what the dinner table is all about! How fulfilling is it when we can share a meal together and dive a bit deeper into what makes the world tick? I'm not advocating for overly-intellectually, pointy-headed discussions. I'm talking about getting to the gnarly, twisted, often beautiful root of what puzzles us, what inspires us and what might be the answers to some of life's mysteries.…


Added by Cornelia on March 19, 2010 at 4:49pm — No Comments

A call to new and aspiring farmers

I started a post on this in the Aspiring Farmers Group but thought I'd bring it out here so more people can see it.

I'm writing a post for my blog about this new movement of young farmers and I wanted to get like minded people's reasons for their desire to be farmers.

Where does your desire come from?

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

What would your raise/grow?

Did you grow up around…


Added by Rachel Hoff on March 15, 2010 at 10:37am — 6 Comments

Jicama - any advice out there?

Hi all:

We love eating fresh jicama, and ordered some seeds online. For about $4 we got 10 seeds, so it was a major splurge and I want them to grow and produce.

Now, I was surprised when the seeds arrived that they were marked "poisonous, use gloves". I planted them carefully and now am doing research.

What I've found so far explains that the leaves, seed pods, and seeds contain a natural insecticide that is good for the plant but poisonous to people -- and I'm… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on March 13, 2010 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Because Wasn't Your Childhood Also Filled With Pretending To Be Orphans Preparing For The Rough Colonial Winter? False, Because You Were Allowed To Play Videogames And Aren't A Pussy? Fair Enough...

When you grow up in the greater Hartbeat vicinity, showing that 860

love and enjoying conehead sundaes at a wonderful restaurant called The

Friendly's with regularity, you are pretty excited about the

Revolutionary War and other colonial things. Apparently my friendship

bracelets from the South tend to focus on the Civil War or whatever,

and like to spend hours talking about how "The North Wanted Robert E.

Lee Really Badly But He Had Too Much Loyalty To Virginia."… Continue

Added by Heather Flansworth on March 13, 2010 at 5:21pm — 3 Comments

I am going hard for 2010

Last year I said fuck grass i ripped out ornamentals and put food every place i could.
I just read back yard homested and I am even more inspired NOW.
This year i got goals and I intend on playing full out. MY inner farm girl is in full effect. I grew up on a farm and now live in a gated golf community (no we do not golf we just liked the house..) The chicken are for sure not ok with the HOA rules and regulations so what, I love my chickens almost as much as my…

Added by mollie Engelhart on March 12, 2010 at 3:00am — 5 Comments

Crop Mobbing

I found this article from the New York Times and found it really interesting. Thought I'd share it with everyone.

Crop Mobbing.

Added by Rachel Hoff on March 9, 2010 at 6:12pm — 2 Comments

Raleigh NC and surrounding -- anyone need melon or eggplant seeds??


We have an abundance of donated cantaloupe, watermelon, and eggplant seeds. Could anyone use them? We have planted thousands of plants and know at this point we will not need them all. We'll save some for next year, but I'd like to see more of them getting out into gardens this year.

If you could use some of these seeds, let me know. I think the eggplant are mostly black beauty, the watermelon are cannonball, congo, Charleston Gray, Jubilee, and Dixie Queen, and the… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on March 7, 2010 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Homestead goals for 2010!

Today I am inspired to reflect on how I am doing so far on my 2010 goals

(thanks Kathie @ Two Frog Home)!

  1. Finding a source for local meat/animal products Achieved! Meat and eggs from Karl…

Added by Arika on March 4, 2010 at 4:46pm — 2 Comments

Just Because You Have A Cold, Black Heart Doesn't Mean You Have A Black Thumb

NOTE: These posts I do, I also write for my blog, which is here (with proper links). But I've been mainly just writing for my friends, many of whom are still dead set against buying organic foods and who mostly just listen politely and laugh when I try to talk up my compost machine. So a lot of what I'm writing about, people on this site… Continue

Added by Heather Flansworth on March 2, 2010 at 2:24pm — 1 Comment

Baseball Radio Network Aims to Grow More Than Ratings!

Grow and Share is a unique Zebulon based non-profit organization dedicated to providing healthy fruits and vegetables to U.S. residents through food education and widespread gardening. The organization’s website www.growandshare.org provides assistance to homeowners willing to start or expand their own gardens while pledging to share produce…


Added by thewhatleys on March 1, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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