Saturday, April 19, 2014

3701 S. Schultz-Portage Road
Elmore, OH 43416 · 419-862-3576

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ELMORE CSA Site is Now Tuesday, Not Monday

April 10, 2014 by  
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An important announcement. We have decided to move the Elmore farm pick-up time from Monday nights to Tuesday nights from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. This site has grown quite a bit since last season. In order to alleviate the parking congestion, we will be creating a recommended “scheduled window” for Elmore customers to arrive. You […]

Growing Lettuce in Eaves Troughs?

April 10, 2014 by  
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With the greenhouse now in full-swing, we tried out an innovative growing method for cut lettuces that we saw trialed at Mulberry Creek Farms — growing in eaves-troughs. Kurt used some old eaves-troughs from his father’s farm and glued on ends to create a long container. Then he filled it with soil and seeded spinach, […]

Making Sense of Organic Labels

April 10, 2014 by  
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You’ve seen the term “organic” everywhere. But what exactly does it mean? Precise USDA rules determine how organic foods can be labeled. Read on to get the basic overview of what these terms do and don’t mean.   “!00% organic” = Such foods are organic down to the very last crumb, so they carry the […]

The Real Story Behind that Glass of Tropicana

April 10, 2014 by  
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This past month, while reading an article in my Cook’s Illustrated magazine, I found out a disturbing truth about orange juice that I just had to share with you. I know our farm doesn’t sell oranges. But one of our farm’s goals is to equip our customers to make it a practice to “know the […]

Farmer Kurt’s Blog

April 10, 2014 by  
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Howdy Farm Family. As I write this, the last of the snow has finally melted away, the Killdeer, Turkey Vultures, and Red Wing Blackbirds have arrived back from their winter homes, and our greenhouse transplants are in full swing. I have made many improvements to our little propagation house. The first addition was a new […]

April Fool’s Day Discount

April 1, 2014 by  
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Sign up for our CSA on April Fool’s Day and receive an automatic $10 discount at checkout. Additional coupon codes can still be applied on top of that (if you have one). Great chance to save.

Changes Afoot After OEFFA Conference

March 4, 2014 by  
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Each year, we make a point to go to one “farmer conference” – yes they actually have such a thing — in order to build our web of contacts and get some fresh ideas for improving the farm. This year we both decided to pack up (sans kids) and head to OEFFA’s (Ohio Ecological Food […]

Nature’s Alarm Clock

March 4, 2014 by  
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Ready for spring to wake up? Did you know that Mother Nature has a built-in alarm clock to wake up the many players in the circle of life? The first is something called “degree days.” Farmers use degree days to help them decide when to plant their crops in the field. What is it? Certain […]

Farmer Kurt’s Boots

March 4, 2014 by  
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Howdy everyone! News flash… Winter is still alive and well in Northwest Ohio! I think all of us are going to appreciate spring and summer a whole lot more this year. I have been furiously working on my to do list the past few months, but as you will read later the list is growing […]

Pin it to SLfarms!

March 4, 2014 by  
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Our farm has made a Pinterest page. Already it is starting fill up with recipe and gardening suggestions. The best part?…you can pin your recipes and ideas to the board! How? Follow our page (Shared Legacy Farms). Then let me know what your name/handle is via email. I’ll follow you back, and then invite you […]

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