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Kentucky Forager: Smooth Sumac

Our latest post from the Kentucky Forager! Smooth sumac (Rhus glabra) is one of the most common roadside trees in Kentucky. Considered a nuisance by most, this incredibly prolific plant is easy to spot and can be found nearly everywhere. Sumac tends to get a bad rap for a number of reasons, but you might […]

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Butchering Goats: A Family Affair

There are so many aspects to learn about when it comes to raising your own food. Butchering is one that seems so far out of reach for many of us. In many ways, it is a lost art. My own grandmother wouldn’t have thought twice about going out to the chicken coop and killing a […]

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Introduction to Foraging

{I am insanely pleased to introduce a new series on the blog… foraging! I have long wished to be one of those cool folks who could float magically through the forest and come out with edible foods but I’ve never taken the time to educate myself on the subject. Now my friends at Kentucky Forager […]

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Some Late Spring Farmers Market Gems

{Today contributor Jesse Frost of Rough Draft Farmstead introduces us to some of the unusual items we might see at the market this time of year… And if you don’t see them at your market—ask a farmer! Always try new things and you might be surprised what seasonal items you end up looking forward to each […]

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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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