Monday, September 22, 2014

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Food Waste!

September 21, 2014 by  
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A lot of food is wasted all over the world. By some estimates, about 40% of our food in the US ends up in the garbage. This is disturbing on several levels. First, there are many hungry people in our country–about 50 million. Reducing waste would increase the amount of food available for consumption and […]

Who’s Who of SLfarms: Craig Butler

September 21, 2014 by  
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Tell us about your family: Our small family consists of my beautiful wife of seven years Cindy, whom I met in Thermodynamics class, and nine month old son Isaac. Where did you grow up? Eastlake, OH (20 minutes east of Cleveland) Where you live? Elmore. What you do for a living? Chiropractor. I heard you […]

Kurt’s Blog

September 21, 2014 by  
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Howdy Farm Family. Had a great time sharing the farm with everyone who came out this past Saturday. The weather, company and food was awesome! Thanks to all of our staff and others who helped set up, cook and clean up. We could not have done it without you all. So I promised last week […]

Who’s Who at the Farm: Jennifer Trombley

September 14, 2014 by  
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This week we spotlight one of our staff members: Jennifer Trombley. As you’ll discover, she’s got many gifts. She is one of our most valuable team members. Jen has a terrific work ethic, working quickly and accurately to get the job done. She’s also always in a good mood, jovial and merry which really brighens […]

The Case of the Disappearing Seed Stock

September 14, 2014 by  
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Did you know that our world’s seed stock is disappearing? According to Janisse Ray, author of Seed Underground, In the last century, 94% of vintage, open-pollinated fruit and vegetable seed varieties have vanished. And in the year 2005, the United Nations reported that 75% of the world’s garden vegetable varieties had been lost — as […]

Kurt’s Crop Journal from Week 14

September 14, 2014 by  
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Growing Degree Days 2580. Rain 3” Much of August was pretty dry so this rain soaked right into the ground quick. Sam, Josiah and I harvested the balance of onions left in the field early in the week. This will be cleaned up and placed in the greenhouse to cure. Onions were one of my […]

Collards 101

September 14, 2014 by  
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Collard greens are a member of the Brassica family, which also includes cabbage, broccoli, and kale. A healthy diet should include these cruciferous vegetables at least two to three times per week. The beautiful, large, dark green leaves are low in calories, high in fiber, and pack a significant nutritional punch. It was recently found […]

Kurt’s Crop Journal for Week 14

September 7, 2014 by  
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Growing Degree Days at 2437 Received a much needed 2.5” of rain on Friday night. Had a weird harvest week due to the holiday. Sam and I continue to do some pre-harvests before the main crew shows up. Tomatoes have peaked, meaning that the highest yield of the season has been meet. The yield will […]

Help with Tomato Overload!

September 7, 2014 by  
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Are tomatoes starting to haunt your dreams and fill your countertops? Here are a few ideas for using them and preserving them for later use. Oven-dried cherry or grape tomatoes (so good and flavorful!) Halve tomatoes and drizzle with a little olive oil, and toss with salt and pepper. Tumble them onto a baking sheet […]

Peter Piper Picked a Peck…

September 7, 2014 by  
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Over the last few weeks, many of you have been confused by the “farmer” units of measure we’ve been listing in our store. Emails have come in with questions like this: “How much exactly is a peck?” or “Can you send me a picture of a hamper?” This got me thinking a short history lesson […]

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