Sweet potatoes are so delicious and sweet, even without all the sugar.  It really makes it interesting when you get to choose from all the different colors that are available today.  Maybe they aren’t available in most grocery stores but you can definitely find different colors at the farmers markets and possibly at healthy grocery stores such as Whole Foods and EarthFare. I have fallen in love with the many different varieties of sweet potatoes.  It’s so neat to see and taste the difference. Todd and I were lucky enough to find a small farmer in our area that grows the varieties ofRead More →

Green Pasture Fermented Cod Liver Oil

There has been some extremely big accusations about the Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil that came out over the weekend. Dr. Kaayla T. Daniels published a report, Hook, Line, and Stinker! The Truth about Fermented Cod Liver Oil which you can download here for free. You will have to put in your email address to get this free report though. This report alleges rancidity, using pollock livers instead of cod livers, and lowered levels of vitamins just to name a few. Dr. Kaayla T. Daniels is the Vice President of the Weston A. Price Foundation and received the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Integrity inRead More →

We have had a pretty cold spring this year which as you can tell has set our spring plantings and harvests back a few weeks. Our first CSA pick up was on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.  We had a great turn out at the pick up and many others have been interested in joining since then.  We hope to add a weekly signup page to our website soon for our weekly veggie bags.  Stay tuned for more info on that. This winter/spring has been so crazy here on the farm.  It’s been colder than usual which is good and bad.  Plants grow slower in cold weather even in a hoopRead More →

I don’t read lots of books these days unless you count Little House in the Big Woods or Froggy Learns to Swim. But I do love a good book about farm life.  And I love to open up Herrick Kimball’s Writings of a Deliberate Agrarian that we’ve had for a couple years and reread parts of it.  I love how he writes about his life and about being a Christian agrarian.  Here’s a quote from Chapter 24, I’m a Backslidden and Repentant Gardener. “There is a time and a season for everything, and yesterday it was time for me to return to my garden.  IRead More →

Here’s something I wrote awhile back and never really posted it.  Sorry for such a long delay in posts too.  Hope this article makes up for it. A couple of weeks ago, a young person told me they wanted to farm.  Really.  And it made me want to cry.  Not out of pity but out of enthusiasm and joy for them. That’s why when I saw the blog post on May 24, 2011 from Oakhill Organics Farm in Oregon about this same subject, I just about fell over. It’s really an amazing thing growing food for yourself and others.  Farming is hard work.  No oneRead More →

I’m so glad the sun is out right now.  I mean, it has been a really rainy week.  We’ve hardly set foot in the garden at all.  I just hope this rain holds off until after we pick everything tomorrow. If everything goes accordingly, I will be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market and Todd will be at the Mount Holly Farmers Market on Saturday from 8am – 12pm. I’ve listed our amazing vegetables below that we’ll be bringing to the market. Hakurei Salad Turnips Rainbow Swiss Chard Collards Red Butterhead Lettuce Green Butterhead Lettuce Winter Density Romaine Lettuce Forellenschluss “Speckled” Romaine Lettuce Green OnionsRead More →

This year we plan to sell at the Mount Holly Farmers Market hopefully for the entire market season, Lord willing.  Mt. Holly Farmers Market opens on May 14, 2011 and runs until Labor Day weekend.  We may sell at another farmers market but that hasn’t been finalized as of yet. We are also wanting to sell on the farm.  The only thing is, we need to get the word out that we’ll be selling here on the farm.  Okay.  This is what we’re thinking/hoping.  At least every week, we’ll post something on the website listing the items we have available for that week.  We reallyRead More →