Thursday, October 2, 2014

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Farmer Kurt’s Blog

September 28, 2014 by  
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Howdy Folks. As the season comes to a close we use this time of year to prepare the soil for next season. This week I applied manure and compost to our fallow ground and will let it rest for at least one year before we grow vegetables on it again. Soil (as many of you […]

How Do I Get on the Fruit Share Wait List?

September 28, 2014 by  
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  Many of you are eager to get a fruit share next year, and we are unfortunately limited to 105 each season. To be fair, we only allow current 2014 fruit share members to sign up for fruit shares during the Early Bird registration period (four weeks long). After October 31, we will then contact […]

2015 CSA Pre-Registration Details

September 28, 2014 by  
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With the season winding down, it’s time to lock in your membership share for next season. This article will explain how to do so. We are so grateful to all of you for supporting us this year. We hope we will see many of your faces again next year! If not, no hard feelings and […]

The Heat of a Pepper

September 28, 2014 by  
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It’s always fun watching some of you at the pick up sites, cautiously peering at the pepper extras, and asking with trepidation, “Is that spicy?” Peppers can be kind of intimidating if you don’t know a lot about them. There are all kinds of varieties of peppers, each with its own level of spiciness. Peppers […]

Did You Know You Can Freeze Eggs?

September 28, 2014 by  
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So now that our chickens are starting to lay 6 eggs a day, we are beginning to fill our fridge with cartons of eggs. And so we go from famine to feast. What will I do with all these eggs? I can’t keep up! Well, since I know that eventually our chickens will go into […]

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 […]

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