Small Farm Reading for 05/11/2017

Gov: Largest Commercial Hydroponic Greenhouse in US Coming to Rochester “ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Plans to grow baby greens inside the nation’s largest commercial hydroponic greenhouse were announced Wednesday by the governor’s office. Clearwater Organic Farms plans to set up shop in Rochester’s Eastman Business Park by the end of 2017.”…

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Small Farm Reading for 04/24/2017

When the big city lifestyle meets small town farm life | Rare “Darby Weaver, the project manager at Timpson Creek Farm, is just as passionate about the process of farming as she is about the plants themselves.” tags: sf 5 Mistakes Can Kill Your Small Farm “Since establishing his own…

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2017 Adirondack Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden

I just planted two of the perennials that will go into my Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden, US zip code 12927. The Phlox paniculata Blue Paradise and Salvia x sylvestris May Night were both bare root plants so they could go in now in late April. The other plants in the…

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Small Farm Reading for 03/29/2017

Connecticut invests $3 million in indoor agriculture venture “The state is investing a lot of green — $3 million in financing — to get an indoor agriculture venture off the ground in Suffield.” tags: sf farm agriculture Indoor Farms of America – Indoor Agriculture, Aeroponic Growing, Environmental Planning “The Most…

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Small Farm Reading for 03/24/2017

A Small-Scale Organic Farmer Wants You to Know a Few Things – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency “No, I won’t give you thirty dollars worth of produce for five bucks just because it’s the end of the market day and you are operating under the delusion that I will do anything to…

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Best Food Reading for 12/05/2016

Foodie localism loves farming in theory, but not in practice | Aeon Ideas ” Consumers should be dogged in insisting that food be represented accurately. This includes asking questions and requesting labelling programmes at farmers’ markets. It also helps to know about crop seasonality in your region.” tags: f farming…

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General Reading for 02/07/2016

Cover Crops, a Farming Revolution With Deep Roots in the Past – The New York Times “Cover crops are coming back in other areas of the country, too. The practice of seeding fields between harvests not only keeps topsoil in place, it also adds carbon to the soil and helps…

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Best Food Reading for 01/05/2016

6 Tips (and a Recipe) for the World’s Greatest Spaghetti and Meatballs | Epicurious.com “We spent hours in the Epicurious test kitchen developing a hearty tomato sauce and tender, flavorful meatballs. Sunday suppers will never be the same.” tags: f spaghetti meatballs Julia Child The French Chef- The Omlette Show…

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General Reading for 12/29/2015

7 Real-Life Urban Farming Chores – Urban Farm “The picture of urban farming life usually involves dreamy days of harvesting beautiful produce from the ground. While it’s true that the rewards of fresh vegetables and homegrown eggs outshine the counterparts found in grocery stores, they come at a price: time,…

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Best Food Reading for 12/07/2015

Urban Farms: The New Frontier for Female Farmers – Modern Farmer “Vanessa Hanel is a twenty-nine year old female farmer living in the heart of grain-and-cattle country in Calgary, Alberta. Hanel didn’t grow up on a farm, but developed a passion for agriculture in her early twenties. After sowing her…

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