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"Bringing home the bacon"

There are quite a few sayings that originate from the farmyard. Some of the more familiar quips or pleasantries to note are: hen pecked, cooped up, chicken scratch, bought the farm, and the ever popular “running around like a chicken with his head cut off”. 189 more words

Health, Wellness, Organic, Farming

Terra Madre Part 2: Meeting Culatello, The Best Ham Ever

This place is a madhouse. Five enormous exhibition halls filled with over a thousand vendors and exhibitors from over 130 countries. A non-stop stream of tens of thousands of people from all over the world. 388 more words


Whew! Is our first season over already?

Hard to believe, but this past week we delivered our last CSA baskets for 2014! Sometimes it has seemed like it was just last month we started on this journey and other times it felt like our 6 month CSA season would never end. 266 more words


Pork and Spinach Meatballs with Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Gravy

by Karen Frazier

Recently, I bought some lovely ground pastured pork from a local farmer and knew I wanted to make something tasty with it. Okay – true – I always want to make something tasty. 831 more words

Gluten Free

Pasture is Always Better? Always?

I’m up against the idea that pasturing animals is always better. Always.

Better for what? Better for who? Under what conditions?

This may seem like a strange point for me to argue but I don’t think it is necessarily so. 1,183 more words

Pasture Management

How Much Land per Pig? | Sugar Mountain Farm

Here’s a great post on raising pigs on pasture. Walter Jefferies is my “go to” whenever I have a pig question. Problem is, I end up getting lost in his entertaining blog and losing otherwise valuable time. 22 more words