Archives: January 2013

  1. Winter Farming in Southwest Montana

    By Matt Rothschiller Matt and Jacy Rothschiller own Gallatin Valley Botanical which is located 3 miles east of Bozeman, Montana on the fertile bottomlands of Rocky Creek. They have been growing produce since 2003. They cultivate a diverse array of vegetables, herbs, and small fruits on 12 acres. They live on their farm with their two young children. ...
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  2. New England Winter Slaw

    A Winter Salad Recipe to Make Your Mouth Sing! Salad: 5-6 stems Kale, spine removed and chopped 1 cup finely chopped green cabbage (or 1/2 cup green plus 1/2 cup red) 1 cup spinach, chopped 1 cup shoots (your choice) 1 cup sprouts (your choice) 1 apple, cored and chopped 1 small red onion, minced 2 carrots, grated ...
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  3. Sprouts and Shoots: For the Love of a Winter Salad

    As we all search for ways to eat fresh, home-grown food year round—especially those of us with harsh winter climates—let us give tribute to the sprout and shoot…two super easy ways to feed your family fresh green and living foods all winter long; all year long, for that matter, for just a few moments of care a day.  They are...
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  4. Pushing the Boundaries: Experimenting with Seed Production on our Farm

    Every year, the High Mowing Production Farm reliably produces many varieties of quality seed for tomatoes, peppers, cucurbits and some species of Brassicas. This past year we grew seed for 46 varieties including: Ali Baba watermelon, Long Pie pumpkin, Tom Thumb popcorn, Jack Straw pumpkin, Indigo Rose tomato, and My Fair Lady F1 & Bling F1 sweet corn. Although we...
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  5. The Seed Future We Want to See

    There is an abundant future out there waiting for us to say yes to it.  It is filled with self-sufficient communities growing their own food and sharing with neighbors.  It is filled with non-genetically engineered seeds.  Seeds that are adapted to the needs of small organic farmers and gardeners.  Seeds that can be shared and saved by anyone; seeds selected...
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  6. Building Efficiencies Into Your Farm

    I love to farm, but I am also happy when the day is over and I can have some time for other pursuits. I try really hard to keep a schedule, and quit for the day at a certain time. Granted, it has to bend some days. Spring is tough--there’s always too much to do. But I think there are...
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  7. Trading in Ski Boots for Sandals: Winter Adventures for Farmers (Part 1)

    Becky Maden is the Assistant Farm Manager at Intervale Community Farm (ICF), a thriving member-owned CSA farm in its 21st season of growing organic produce in Burlington, Vermont. Becky has worked on several diverse vegetable farms throughout the country and around the world. At ICF, Becky is either found in the greenhouse, on a tractor, or jogging between the two...
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