Archive | July, 2012

Spotlight on Community Farm Alliance

Farming can be lonely work. Most true farmers are driven by a passion the rest of us simply can’t understand. As hard as we try, we will never understand why someone would choose to live by seasons and weather and product prices that are beyond their control. Why give up a nice, cushy desk job […]

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The Skinny on Fermentation

{We are excited to announce our first ongoing contributor to the site, Jesse Frost of Rough Draft Farmstead. Jesse has graciously agreed to share his vast stores of fermentation knowledge with our readers. Hope you enjoy!} Although you may or may not be familiar with the term, you’re likely more acquainted with the results of […]

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Honey Time!

One of the biggest challenges to eating seasonally and locally is knowing when certain items are available. After all, if you aren’t actively growing your food, how are you supposed to know when the watermelons are ripe? Especially with the crazy weather we’ve had this year, where many foods have ripened weeks, if not months, […]

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Young Farmers: Rough Draft Farmstead

{This is the second farm in my Young Farmers Series.}   Perhaps it wasn’t love at first sight, but it certainly seemed meant to be: A young farmer-in-training named Jesse had a crazy idea to produce natural honey-based wines in Kentucky. He meets an adorable beekeeping-obsessed farmerette-in-training named Hannah. He proposes over a bed of […]

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Interview: Lexington Farmers Market

A few months ago, I had the privilege of sitting down to chat with Jeff Dabbelt, Executive Director of Lexington Farmers Market (LFM). Jeff was gracious enough to share his experiences at one of Kentucky’s older markets. The market, which operates as a cooperative of farmers, has been around for 37 years. Jeff previously worked […]

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