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2/22/2012
Customize this Stuffed Artichokes recipe by using in-season vegetables and herbs.
2/22/2012
Baby Artichoke and Shrimp Tempura is a delicious dish with an Asian twist.
2/22/2012
Grilled artichokes have a robust flavor that’s deliciously tempered by a cool dipping sauce.
9/25/2008
When I'm introduced to a new acquaintance, the introduction often ends with, "Bryan farms." Like it's the most interesting thing about me. Well, maybe it is.
9/19/2012
Calling all gardeners — If you want to view a remarkable series of photographs of vegetables as art, check out Lynn Karlin’s exhibit, Taking a Stand: the Pedestal Series.  You can view the series here http://goo.gl/K1apd or at the Maine Farmland Trust in Belfast, Maine from September 28 to November 14th.
10/30/2008
Check out Earth's Journey for recycled, up-cycled and/or environmentally friendly art.
6/26/2008
After 37 years of publishing, Mother Earth News magazine has amassed a wonderful collection of handmade home articles to inspire and amaze the do-it-yourself home-builder-to-be.
5/24/2011
Readers suggest favorite hard, salty, American cheeses.
2/8/2012
These helpful tips will help you make the most of your artichoke recipes.
11/5/2009
You can build this simple, light-weight roof rack to transport your bicucles.
10/21/2009
You can fabricate this metal log lifter to make firewood cutting easier and safer.
10/30/2009
Put a barrel or two on wheels and you can feed your flocks and herds with ease, including diagrams, photographs and instructions.
10/1/2009
Learn how to make a bootjack from a branch and scrap of wood.
10/8/2009
To make the pulp for homemade paper, look no further than your waste and recycling bins.
10/14/2009
Build a highchair that will follow your child through years of growth and development.
6/19/2013
Daedong Industrial, a global agricultural manufacturing company, celebrated its 66th anniversary in May 2012.
10/9/2013
There is much to be learned when taking care of dual-purpose cows including how to avoid birthing problems and retained placentas, how to manage mastitis and when to do artificial insemination.
10/6/2011
If, like many beginning beekeepers, you've been confused by how to perform an artificial swarm, watch this beekeeper training video to get a solid grasp on the concept.
5/19/2011
You'll love our recommended real food find: pomegranate golden balsamic vinegar from California.
3/30/2011
Strongly influenced by wabi-sabi's principles, the leaders of the Arts and Crafts movement railed against "the swinish luxury of the rich," ornamental excess and the poverty of people who lacked creativity.
9/12/2008
Country of origin labeling will be required on many types of meat, fruits and vegetables starting Sept. 30.
4/7/2014
Infants and children are susceptible to the dangers of aspartame side effects.
5/30/2013
The great doughnut experiment begins.
6/25/2013
If you want a superior doughnut (or any product), start with the best.
3/6/2014
This is the story of how I learned to make yucca rope.
1/11/2011
Cam considers the care and upkeep of an outdoor skating rink as an art form.
6/17/2013
A western Massachusetts community rallies to save a generations old farm.
1/27/2009
After testing 55 common food products containing HFCS, researchers found mercury in nearly one-third.
2/13/2009
Tell the U.S. Department of Agriculture to abandon their efforts to create and enforce a National Animal Identification System. We've made it easy for you with sample wording and directions on where to submit your comments.
11/6/2009
The voting outcome of Ohio's Issue 2 is seen as a win for industrial agriculture.
4/3/2014
These tips will provide troubleshooting for anyone trying natural-leaven bread.
8/6/2014
Here is a great recipe that provides everything you need to start your day, including a little caffeinated kick.
9/26/2012
Small northern Canadian company produces beautiful artisan glassware from recycled bottles and jars.
12/20/2013
How to identify, harvest, and eat sunchokes (also known as Jerusalem artichokes). This root vegetable is a native North American plant that is at its best after a few frosts.
8/9/2011
King Arthur Flour has added a new category to its line of premium baking products available in supermarkets nationwide: flax.
2/20/2012
Quick! Boil some water! We need bagels, and we need them now. In this post, we are going to make bagels, perhaps one of the weirder breads you can make. It's not hard, it's fun even, but different.
6/25/2013
The United States Postal Service has released a collection of beautiful stamps modeled off vintage seed packets.
9/13/2013
Autumn offers not only a bountiful harvest, but also an abundance of art materials directly from nature.
9/11/2013
Set up camp in a parking space, feed the meter, and create a mini-park on PARK(ing) Day this Sept. 20.
12/19/2013
Tips on creating nature art, winter bird feeders and children's art.
9/13/2011
Our collective vision should incorporate the aspiration toward beauty in every human community around the world.
3/21/2014
Western Missouri farmer Bryce Oates shares his thoughts on the USDA's once-in-five-years census.
9/23/2008
Congress is accused of bait-and-switch tactics when they propose millions in reductions to the conservation-related program assistance that helped pass the 2008 farm bill.  
8/3/2009
Legislation to control the use of antibiotics on the farm is gaining momentum in D.C., and emotions on both sides of the issue are heating up. Tell us what you think of the bill.
3/13/2012
This very simple indirect stepping stone technique allows you to make multiple stepping stones that will be beautiful and long lasting. It is good for individual stones and for large group projects involving all ages.
4/8/2012
You can use items you find in your pantry like powdered drink mix, Jell-O and food coloring to make a beautiful dyed skein of yarn.
7/15/2013
Once reserved for the pizzeria, the calzone is possible to make in your own home.
10/29/2008
Hoch Ybrig cheese from Swiss cheese maker Rolf Beeler is a standout on its own, but here are some delicious ideas for pairing it with honey, wine and beer.
10/31/2008
Making homemade sour cream and cream cheese is easier than you might think. Try these two simple recipes.
5/15/2012
Sweet, healthy, root vegetables that love growing through the heat of summer? Learn about adding Jerusalem artichokes, yacon, and sweet potatoes to your gardens. Plus, more on the incredible health benefits of roselle (hibiscus).
9/18/2012
A single, volunteer potato produces 10 pounds of potatoes in a hot bed. A recipe for addictive, oven-fried potatoes.
10/23/2012
Delicious latkes made with potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes are tasty and nutritious.
7/1/2013
The tall-tale vintage postcard collection consists of turn of the century photomontages depicting the utopian dream of agricultural America.
4/29/2014
Margarita Sikorskaia's bright and bold paintings tell the intimate story of parenthood through the lense of passion and love.
9/12/2011
Probably not as exciting as a Louisiana Saturday night, and without an opossum in a sack, but I did kick off my shoes and throw 'em on the floor.
6/27/2012
The Jenzabar Foundation is dedicated to creating opportunities for students, as well as higher education organizations and non-profits, to encourage fellow students to be engaged citizens of the world.
4/10/2012
Day Length, Molting and Egg Production in a Small Flock
4/21/2011
Green is Universal and Etsy's The Art of Reuse Contest is a gold mine for DIY home project ideas. My favorite pays homage to Audrey Hepburn's ahead-of-its-time sofa made from an old clawfoot bathtub in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
7/3/2013
Notes on immigrant farm labor and livable wages.
11/5/2010
According to a recent Congressional Research Service report, nearly  40 programs, from land conservation to support for beginning farmers and ranchers, are set to lose funding in the upcoming 2012 Farm Bill.
1/19/2009
It's hard to shop responsibly sometimes, especially for meat. There are so many different label claims that it's hard to remember which are meaningful and which are just fluff. Here's a handy reference card that will give more power to your purchases.
1/4/2010
There are a lot of changes we'd like to see made to our food system this year. Add your own.
9/19/2008
The  U.S. Food and Drug Administration is accepting public comment regarding a draft Guidance for Industry #187 — to clarify regulation of genetically altered animals.
5/8/2009
The Center to Expose and Close Animal Factories employs a strong legal background to take on industrial agriculture. Learn about their plan to clean up the business for good.
9/9/2009
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comments on how to implement the new Conservation Stewardship Program. Here's the lowdown, plus instructions on how to submit your opinion — it's easy!
7/20/2011
We no longer have to make what we need to get by day by day, but for many the desire lingers—and even surges as a strong cultural movement from time to time. Making and growing things yourself is a gentle rebellion against a mass-produced world.
9/27/2010
Simran Sethi reflects on her first summer of yard-care and gardening.
8/13/2012
Hiking The Ozarks' Lost Valley - Where getting lost is part of the fun! By Mike McArthy of Photozarks
10/15/2012
This is part 1 of my adventures in KAF Land, or King Arthur Flour, Norwich, Vt. If you want to go to baker heaven, this is the place to be. They have everything once could imagine for baking, and then some.
11/3/2012
This is part two of my visit to King Arthur Flour, the concluding blog of the four-day event.
11/15/2011
Here's your opportunity to win a dough whisk from King Arthur Flour. This odd-looking contraption does a fantastic job of mixing together all kinds of dough.
9/17/2012
Have you ever had leftover bread, but you don't want to throw it away or give it to the birds? Here's what you do: Panzanella. This Italian salad will throw your taste buds for a loop, and it all starts with leftover, stale bread.
11/18/2011
Our winner of the KAF dough whisk is Dea Keen, and here is her pizza dough recipe.
11/18/2008
Support America's artisan cider makers by putting locally made sweet and hard apple cider on the Thanksgiving table this year.
12/2/2012
Growing some of the most delicious and sometimes expensive gourmet vegetables doesn't have to be hard. Artichoke, bronze fennel, kohlrabi, leek, and savoy cabbage are among the vegetables that grow well from seed.
12/7/2011
Building my own electric car seems to have caught the attention of the Media. As though getting on the front page of the County paper for a speeding ticket in my electric car wasn't notorious enough, now I'm getting calls from big-shot reporters!
6/11/2011
This is a beginner's guide to getting started with sourdough bread making. With directions on how to make your own starter, or where to order some, this will get you on your way towards making some delicious breads, biscuits, pancakes or waffles.
12/11/2012
Book reviews by permaculture educator Cindy Conner. Learn about Sustainable Market Farming, The Art of Fermentation, The Permaculture Handbook, and The Small-Scale Poultry Flock.
4/25/2012
An introduction to my current pregnancy with Baby #3 and plans for a second homebirth. Details of my seventh month and thoughts on the gender of our baby.
2/15/2012
Use old maps to wallpaper a room, shade a window, create a scrapbook, and other useful household crafts.
5/7/2013
As Congress considers the 2013 Farm Bill, it has the opportunity to enact legislation that protects and supports the nation's family farmers and market gardeners, in addition to protecting consumers and the environment.
7/12/2013
Learn how to request your “closed” complete pesticide complaint file from the State agency through the Freedom of Information Act.
7/6/2011
Green Earth Technologies is a “totally green” clean tech company that combines sustainable, American sourced, bio-based ingredients with proprietary technologies shaped around the four ideologies of being GREEN: biodegradable, renewable, recyclable and environmentally safe.
10/16/2008
Sustainable farming expert Michael Pollan has some words of wisdom for the next president of the United States.
6/25/2009
Smithfield's hog farms produce a lot of meat and make a lot of money, but at what cost? Can we continue to look the other way as they pollute  waters, abuse animals and terrorize their neighbors?
11/20/2012
If you just happen to need white dinner rolls for a crowd at Thanksgiving, here's the recipe. Also, check out some really cool contests and special offers from King Arthur Flour.
1/7/2011
A quick and easy art project. Recycle those old wood frame windows and turn them into stunning pieces of art.
7/13/2011
In the kitchen, we can cultivate our sense of aesthetics and function. Tools can be beautiful. Food can be art. Cooking can be meditation.
9/26/2012
Folksinger Michael Johnathon is on tour nationwide. Visit his homepage: www.MichaelJohnathon.com
7/8/2012
Take a tour of the mills and mountains of the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas, home to some of the finest remaining historic gristmills that still exist in the U.S.A. Based on the popular Historic Ozarks Mills book created by award-winning photographer Mike McArthy. Hydropower's energy-producing capacity is getting well-deserved attention these days, and these old mills provide inspiration.
5/5/2011
This is a fun step-by-step story about building a metal gate from scratch with scrap and the excitement of learning how to use new tools! "This ole truck ain't what it used to be."
10/5/2011
Homegrown vegetables are a lesson for kids in where food comes from.
11/14/2008
As modern farms increase production using monoculture crops, the nutritional value of the harvests diminishes, along with the economic stability and self-reliance of the farmers and their local communities.
3/29/2012
Whether or not it was devised by clever Mexican potato growers, the cheap, easy to build, and space-saving potato tower is a unique alternative to rows, barrels, and other methods for planting, growing, and bringing in your season's spuds.


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