This summer Cam became a market gardener and actually got paid for something he loves to do - grow vegetables!
First Lady Michelle Obama’s love for local food has the nation wanting to know more about how to eat in-season. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence offers a healthy helping of advice on how to eat local.
The owners of Runamuk quickly realized the high demand for local, raw honey after selling their first few jars of it. See how this home-based business opportunity grew out of beekeeping.
Making strawberry preserves from just-picked berries is a very good thing.
Cam is exhausted but exhilarated by the early success of his CSA.
It's Week #11 of our CSA and we can't find boxes big enough to fit all of the great produce!!
Cam ponders the wisdom of starting a CSA at the ripe old age of 52.
Exploring the roots of the CSA concept.
The story of two ladies and their small CSA in the Rocky Mountains.
Learn a few tips for efficiency from seasoned CSA Farmers: La Vista CSA Farm.
The December garden is still full of life, both in the beds and under cover, providing fresh ingredients for home cooked meals. Winter farmers markets and CSA's are a great way to learn what grows well in your zone.
Using up CSA produce is often difficult, but I found a fun and easy way to do it.
Cam contemplates the meaning of life while picking strawberries.
Cam undertakes an experiment to see how much food he can produce on his one acre of garden space.
Ranting about the drought worked! We got rain here at Sunflower Farm!
You'll love this recipe from William Woys Weaver for garlic scapes sauteed with tomatoes, white wine and sheep's milk cheese.
Donna Smith and Robyn Streeter provide daily proof that an abundant amount of organic produce can be grown in urban and suburban yards of all sizes. But getting this ground-breaking operation off the ground was not easy.
From the moment of realization that the world of healing herbs was calling Susanna Raeven, to herfirst herbal class, to running a small-scale herb farm that grows medicinal herbs with organic methods, to creating artisan herbal products, and finally to working with clients to help them find balance in their lives with the generous support of the plant kingdom, the journey has been quite a ride with many joyous moments, but also doubts, insecurities, and cloudy days.
A first look at the newest vegetable crops in the garden before the CSA harvests begin.
Support your local food systems while getting the most from your home garden.
In the Spring of 2010, I quit my job as a high school theology teacher, because I wanted to be a farmer. I am now entering my fourth year of full-time farming, even though I had almost no experience farming. Here’s how I did it, and some tips to help you on your way.
Learning how to make a soil block is a simple skill capable of permitting one to become involved within their local CSA or farm. It can also be a great way to meet local farmers, reduce CSA membership fees, and learn about organic gardening. Before each seed is sowed it must have a soil block to grow in. Being part of that initial step brings great joy.
Cam enjoyed a very successful sweet potato harvest!
Cam contemplates his place in the universe while weeding his corn patch....
Pass the cold, wintry months with warm thoughts of how you can eat more local food while supporting sustainable agriculture this coming season.
The benefits of a membership in a CSA and how supporting local organic farming is not only good for you but good for the Earth as well.
Cam is trying to extend his growing season with DIY greenhouse structures.
Sandy Boyce's sauerkraut was a hit, selling out each week, until her county health department asked her to stop. Across the nation, regulations can prevent small-time home producers from distributing their 'cottage foods' to the public.
FairShare CSA Coalition partners with health insurance groups to offer a rebate for selecting fresh, organic, local produce.
A story of life, death and rebirth of a hoop house.
Simran Sethi enjoys the fruits of late summer at a local farm dinner.