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 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 04/08/2016

Sriracha Deviled Eggs | The Splendid Table “A word about the eggs: don’t be a cheapskate. Buy the free-range organic eggs. Not only is it the right thing to do, but you’ll be rewarded by the better-tasting yolks of chickens who aren’t being tortured.” tags: f eggs Posted from Diigo.…

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Best Food Reading for 03/05/2016

Ramen Sandwiches Are Now A Thing In Japan – Food Republic “Ramen and sandwiches are both incredible foods, favorites in the offices of Food Republic. Sometimes they’re paired together, as seen originally with the wildly popular ramen burger. But in a new twist, instead of acting as buns, the noodles serve as the…

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Gardening 2011: Getting ready to start the seeds indoors

Two months ago I bought my first vegetable seeds for this summer’s growing season here in northwest New York, climate zone 5b. On that day in February it was 10 degrees F (-12 C), today it is 49 F (9 C) at 11 am, and sunny. Today’s weather doesn’t make…

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Gardening 2011: First seed purchases

It’s February 3, six to eight inches of snow cover the ground here in northwest New York, climate zone 5b, and it is 10 degrees F. Just to tempt me, our local Wegmans supermarket is now selling gardening seeds at 25% off. Even though I can’t get the plants in…

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Daily links for 01/06/2011

Winter Conference “NOFA-NY members are a living tribute to the importance of diversity; from gardeners to farmers, from cut flowers to grass-raised beef, our membership includes commercial producers, homesteaders, backyard gardeners, food justice activists, eaters, and countless others. It’s as important in our movement as it is in our fields,…

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Daily links for 06/23/2010

Linux as a catalyst for a smarter planet | opensource.com “In this morning’s Red Hat Summit sessions, Jean Staten Healy and Bob Sutor of IBM presented on the solutions that communities around the world are implementing using Linux as a catalyst for a smarter planet.” tags: linux, red-hat, smarter-planet WordPress…

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Daily links for 02/28/2010 – Gardening Edition

Build a healthy garden from the ground up – San Francisco Chronicle “To adapt the old real estate maxim, the three most important elements to a successful garden are soil, soil, soil. Plant health begins with creating rich, fertile earth and continues with making sure your garden plots remain healthy…

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Post mortem on the 2009 vegetable garden

Last year I blogged about the vegetable garden I put in and my trials and tribulations in protecting it from critters. Today my garden looks like what’s shown in the photo on the right. I live and garden in the northwest corner of New York State in the United States.…

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