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The Family Farmed Expo was held recently in Chicago at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum. It is been coined as The Midwest’s Premier Local Food Event and may eventually become the nation’s local food event at the rate it is growing.
The Expo is spread out over three days of carefully crafted events that are designed to connect…


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Family Farmed Expo 2010
 

My husband, Mark, has always been a white-knuckled flier. It would totally unnerve him to board a plane. On an overseas flight several years ago he had to take a tranquilizer before getting on board. He absolutely hates to fly (commercially).
So,imagine my surprise when about 10 years ago he goes out and buys a plane, make sense? It didn’t…


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plane grass fed farmer
 

Chances are that at some point in your life you have had an opportunity to visit a farmer’s market or roadside stand. In the last eight years, the number of farmers markets has increased almost 80% percent,and there are now over 3,000 marketsnationwide.  Approximately 20,000 farmers sell their products only at farmer markets.
Farmers markets are making a comeback from…


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farmers market
 

Community supported agriculture is an idea that is taking hold in farming. CSA denotes a community of people who pledge to support a farm so that the farmland becomes the community’s farm. This may or may not entail having a legal agreement. The growers and consumers provide mutual support and share both the risks and benefits of food production.
Usually…


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community supported agriculture
 

Family farms are at the heart of rural communities across the country.These farmers produce high quality food and work to protect soil, air and water as well as biodiversity of crops and animals.
Family farms are not able to achieve the efficiencies that come with large-scale operations.However,family farms are generally more efficient in protecting plant and animal diversity and in…


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farm road
 

The family farm can survive and even thrive if they look at the fishing communities in New England and Maritime Canada and learn from their experiences.
Fishing was a way of life for hundred’s of years for many families living on the east coast of the US and Canada.These families are not very different from families that have kept the…


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fishing
 

Everyone would like to see the family farm survive.There is a desire to support a way of life that has existed in America for hundreds of years.Consumers should support the family farm not just because of their way of life but because there are real benefits to buying products produced on a family farm.
Family farms are more likely to…


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grass fed cattle
 


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