Sarah is a friend to the farm who taught Ilene Freedman how to make "Farm Chi." Farm Chi is Sarah’s version of kimchi, fermented mixed vegetables from the seasonal farm harvest.
A recipe for whisking up a batch of homemade mayonnaise and a full serving of DIY empowerment.
Exploring the roots of the CSA concept.
If you are challenged by growing carrots, you might consider transplanting them and growing some dancing carrots.
Echinacea tincture is easy to make. Getting through the psychological inertia might be the hard part of the process.
The second in this month's two-part series of excerpts from the "Fierce Farming Women" chapter of "The Color of Food" book - honoring Women's Month.
Making garlic powder is easy, and a good way to preserve a crop of split garlic.
Growing corn early by transplanting may be unconventional, but its a great way to beat the challenges and...eat corn in July!
It takes a few good rationalizations to get through the busiest part of the growing season.
Repurposing for functional home décor, featuring four recent household projects.
Curing sweet potatoes so their starches turn to sugars; plus my three favorite recipes.
From our last post learning about the difference between large and small ponds let’s jump into the large (below ground) ponds to discover what happens to them and what makes each pond unique. We’ll see that the watershed has a great effect on the pond water quality and the pond inhabitants have an effect on each pond even the wildlife that visits our ponds pose some challenges.
This post features a short excerpt from my book "The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming" and introduces my motivations in food, agriculture and community empowerment.
Making your own spice mix is a quick, easy DIY project. Ilene White Freedman shares her chili powder DIY project woes. Learn from her discoveries before you start your batch.
After fire took her friends’ award-winning historic, renovated home only a year after its completion, Ilene White Freedman asks “Who will rebuild their spirits?” A follow-up to her post about the home's renovation.
It took a year for Ilene White Freedman to make homegrown, homemade Ancho-Chili Powder. Find out how she did it.
Learn how to take garlic as medicine — garlic is a potent natural antibiotic and immune-booster.
Transforming a crock full of cucumbers into old-fashioned dill pickles is a bit of magic.
Ilene Freedman and her family reshaped their Chanukah tradition to feature family activities instead of presents.
A bombilla is a Latin American tea straw used to drink yerba mate. Why not use it to enjoy all kinds of loose herbal teas? Ilene White Freedman shares a story, a tea recipe and links to others recipes.
Wintertime for a farmer is full of projects and planning.
Canning won't heat up your house when you set up your own portable outdoor canning kitchen.
Ilene White Freedman’s goat is in labor, reminding Ilene of her own natural childbirth experiences.
The first in this month's series of excerpts from the "Fierce Farming Women" chapter of "The Color of Food" book — honoring Women's Month in March.
Ilene White Freedman contemplates sharing goat milk with the nursing kid.
Candlemas is an ancient midwinter holiday, when people would take inventory on their stock of candles, pantry food storage and hay in the barn to get the homestead through the second half of winter.
Ilene White Freedman starts her cheesemaking trials with an aged pressed cheddar cheese with goat's milk from the farm.
Is your garden providing you with zucchini overload? Ilene White Freedman offers some tips and recipes to keep it bounty, rather than burden.
Ilene White Freedman celebrates with her friends at their homestead-warming, after over two years of living in a trailer while renovating a dilapidated house. Their restoration includes the original logs and stone kitchen of a historic cabin. Some uninvited guests from the farm’s livestock take a house tour too.
Gathering a bit of fiber-arts inspiration from Maryland’s Sheep and Wool Festival.
The hoophouse on our farm is filled with greens all winter long. It’s almost hard to switch gears for summer tomatoes.
We had a once in a lifetime opportunity over Easter this year to talk to more than 30,000 people about honey bees, pollination, honey and beekeeping. And the place we got to do this in was one of a kind.