The Most Wonderful Time of the Year… Strawberry Season

When you eat seasonally, you begin to look forward to simple pleasures such as fresh picked asparagus and sun-ripened strawberries with childlike anticipation.  And for us, the ripening of the strawberries also marks the beginning of the season of "putting up" when we squirrel away food for the coming winter. We have hopes of expanding [...]

By |2017-01-30T16:44:56+00:00June 5th, 2015|Homesteading, Recipes|0 Comments

Organic vs. Non-GMO

If you’ve been with us for any amount of time, you’ve undoubtedly noticed changes to our product offerings this year.  Over the winter, we embarked on an eye-opening journey to learn more about the main input we purchase regularly for our farm—our livestock feeds.  Our main purpose in growing food is to feed people well.  In [...]

By |2017-01-30T17:38:05+00:00May 1st, 2015|Homesteading|0 Comments

Foraging

My friend, Colleen, and I went foraging yesterday at a friend's wooded mountaintop property, and enjoyed some of the abundant gifts nature has to offer this time of year. Colleen is a community herbalist at Wild Roots Apothecary and one of her many talents is wild-crafting customized herbal formulae for her clients. Our family also [...]

By |2017-11-22T13:22:38+00:00April 20th, 2015|Homesteading|0 Comments