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 New York City to Los Angles.Virtually every city and town,…
As many grass fed producers who finish their animals on grass we have come to understand the importance of breed selection in the quality of the beef we produce.Many fellow grass farmers are returning to heritage breeds in beef,poultry and swine as they journey back to the basics in livestock production. Beef characteristics such as tenderness,cut out,disposition,birth weight,age at maturation (finished weight) and even loin size all affect the finished…
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 members or share-holders of the farm commit that they will…
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 limiting waste products.If they are able to market their products…

Combine the following ingredients to make this effortless meatloaf recipe that your family will love: 2 lb grass fed ground beef
1 package onion soup mix
2 eggs
2 cups bread crumbs
2 cans tomato sauce (8 oz) After combining, place in a meatloaf pan and bake at 350 to 375 for 1 hour.If you prefer,glaze with extra tomato sauce.
Paprika Beef Cubes:
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 pounds kettle beef
1 green pepper chopped
1 tomato chopped ½cup water 1 tablespoon paprika
Salt to taste Saute onion lightly in butter in Dutch oven for about 5 minutes. Brown meat in same pan over medium heat;stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer for 1½ to 2 hours or until the beef is tender. Alternatively,slow cook in the…
Living on a farm has afforded our six kids ample opportunity to participate in raising animals. It is a chore and a pleasure I would love to give to each child whether from a farm or the city.
The life lessons to be learned are important as a kid takes on the full responsibility of a creature being totally dependent on him or her.We have rehabilitated wildlife, always maintained a…

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