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Everything but the Oink: Thoughts on On-Farm Meat Processing

As Sustainable Kentucky has evolved, I feel privileged to have gained a lot of insight from my farming friends into the legal side of running a small farm operation. In short—it is a nightmare with a maze of regulations that are vague and confusing even to the folks who are tasked with enforcing them. Today, […]

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Upcoming Events

I am so glad that spring has finally arrived, aren’t you? There are so many interesting things going on around the state, so be sure to set aside a little time to go support some of these events and the folks that have put a lot of hard work into organizing them. April 18th: Release Party […]

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Forest Retreats Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

I was honored to receive a very kind invitation recently from Tim Hensley and Jane Post to visit them at their beautiful farm just outside of Berea. Tim and Jane are organic gardeners, mushroom growers, and generally awesome people who host several workshops (called Forest Retreats) on their farm every year. I am a big […]

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How To Start/Support the Local Food Movement in Your Town

I am working on updating our frequently asked questions this week, and this is one that comes up a lot: “How do I start and/or support the local food movement where I live?” This is a tough question, especially since it is usually asked by someone in a rural area. Every community is different and it is […]

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Great Hikes: Yahoo Falls

I took the kids on our first hike of the new year. We went to Yahoo Falls in Stearns, Kentucky. This is a perfect hike for kids because if you go the short way, you can be at the falls in a quarter of a mile. Great for little legs, although there are some spots […]

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