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Interview with Ariane in The Village Voice

Ariane talked to Laura Shunk at The Village Voice recently. Here’s the story of the early days at D’Artagnan and the philosophy behind what we do. 29 more words

D'artagnan

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Our first few weeks in June consisted of Planting Potatoes

Entry Island used to be totally self sufficient. They were known as the bread basket of the Magdalen Islands. 667 more words

Hog Farmer!

I decided I wanted pigs some time ago. I’m not entirely sure why. I do know I eat a lot of pork but I think I have higher expectations than that. 1,209 more words

Cinta Senese hogs thrive at Spannocchia


Jessica Vaughn

CHIUSDINO, Italy- Black and white belted Cinta Senese hogs roam the flower-dotted fields of Spannocchia, an agritourism farm near Siena, Italy, in summertime. The heritage breed was brought back from near extinction in the 1980s by the efforts of the current owners of the estate and other interested parties. 23 more words

Regional Food

The Suffering of Free-Range Meat Chickens

Allan and I have been looking at different breeds of chickens available on the market for both eggs and meat. We have strongly leaned towards the heritage breeds, but mainly because of how hardy they are. 144 more words

Homesteading