Farmer Authors

  1. Grower Profile: Mighty Soil Farm

    Kate & Joe | Chatham, Michigan High Mowing Customer Since: 2018 The Stats 3/4 acre 2 growing seasons in Chatham 4 points of distribution (farmers markets, CSA, grocery stores and restaurants) 15-30 average number of different vegetables CSA members choose from weekly 100% certified organic by MOSA The People "We chose the name Mighty Soil Farm because we believe that growing the...
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  2. Cichoria!: Italianize your Farm and Round Out your Season with Bitter Sweet Chicories

    Umami is not the only neglected flavor to resurge mainstream taste as of late. Amaro has recently become a household word and we can thank the often chicory-infused Italian liqueurs for giving bitter its trendy new platform. Not only does every restaurant menu in New York City now feature a variation of a chicory salad, but every dive bar mixes...
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  3. 6 Reasons to Grow Your Flowers From Organic Seed

    As the days lengthen, the air warms, and the soil thaws from a long winter, we’re all ready for spring. And with spring comes flowers. Lots of them. From Easter to Memorial to Mother’s Day, to any sunny bird-song filled day, there is no shortage of reasons to buy flowers. Instead of heading to the supermarket to pick up a...
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  4. Instagram Marketing for Farms, Part 2

    Kate MacLean is the owner of Longest Acres Farm in Chelsea, Vermont. You can follow her farm on Instagram at @longestacresfarm. She and her sister are writing a forthcoming children's book centered around farm life. Where Part 1 in our mini series tackling farmers and social media gave a brief and basic introduction to using Instagram on your farm, Part...
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  5. Grower Profile: Ice Cap Organics

    Delaney & Alisha | Pemberton, British Columbia High Mowing Customer Since: 2010 The Stats 3 acres 10 farming seasons 3 markets (2 summer, 1 winter) 20-week CSA 2 certifications (Certified Organic &  Salmon Safe Certification)   Alisha with an abundance of kale at Ice Cap Organics.   The People “We are passionate about growing great food and doing it in harmony with the natural...
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  6. Grower Profile: Shenandoah Seasonal

    Ali & Dan | Boyce, Virginia High Mowing Customer Since: 2012 The Stats 3 acres 7 farming seasons 6 high tunnels 2 farmers markets 20-week CSA 1 additional full-time employee 365 days a year The People "We started our farm with only $15,000 and a whole lot of passion and grit. Our message to other beginning farmers is that you...
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  7. Grower Profile: Silverthorn Farm

    Emily & Nate | Rossville, Indiana High Mowing Customer Since: 2013 The Stats 25 acres 1 acre of greenhouses 12 farming seasons 300-member CSA 80 local restaurant accounts 5 additional full-time employees 6th generation farmers   The People "This farm was originally purchased by Emily's great, great, great grandfather in 1864. For decades the property was rented and farmed conventionally; we...
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  8. Grow Microgreens in your Home Kitchen in 7 Easy Steps

    Here in Vermont, where gardens are frozen under snow for long cold winters, gardeners can still grow their own greens inside. While microgreens may sound and look fancy, you don’t need fancy equipment to grow them. In fact, between your garden and your kitchen, you likely already have all the supplies you need to grow microgreens. Like sprouts and shoots...
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  9. Grower Profile: Moose Meadow Farm

    Katherine & Spencer | Clark Fork, Idaho High Mowing Customer Since: 2008 The Stats 3 1/2 acres 2 farming seasons in Clark Fork 1 organic certification 25-week CSA 1 tillage per year 365 days a year The People "Our number one goal is to grow and sell the tastiest, healthiest, freshest produce money can buy all year long. To meet...
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  10. Instagram Marketing for Farms

    Kate MacLean is the owner of Longest Acres Farm in Chelsea, Vermont. You can follow her farm on Instagram at @longestacresfarm. She and her sister are writing a forthcoming children's book centered around farm life. Statistics and sample posts using #farmlife on Instagram. The online world and farming are, at first glance, wholly at odds with one another. There is...
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