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Armistice Day at Home

Most of Armistice Day was at home. The forecast had been rain, however, a clear fall day unfolded and I planted garlic. Pushing cloves into the ground with my thumb and index finger, I made two rows and covered them … Continue reading

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Last Share at Sundog Farm

The sun set as I pulled into Sundog Farm, home of Local Harvest CSA. Eileen from Turkey Creek Orchard had just dropped off fresh aronia berries and jars of fruit jam to fill orders placed over the weekend. Farmers Carmen … Continue reading

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Potluck Beginnings

On Friday I clocked out of work at the home, farm and auto supply store for four days off in a row! I drove straight home, dumped the coleslaw I made in the morning into a bowl and mixed it … Continue reading

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Grit Alone Won’t Protect Local Food Systems

The marketplace of home vegetable gardens, community supported agriculture, farmers markets, road side vegetable stands, restaurants, retail interests and direct farm sales hasn’t coalesced into a sustainable local food system, and may not. One should never doubt the resilience of … Continue reading

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Fall Retreat

Midst falling leaves, grasses turned brown, and apples dropping to the ground, I mowed for the first time in over a month. It may be the last cut before winter. Monday I visited the vegetable farms where I work each … Continue reading

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Local Food at Risk

Our local food system is at risk before it has even become established. The mix of retail interests, community supported agriculture, farmers markets, road side vegetable stands, restaurants and direct farm sales hasn’t coalesced into a sustainable local food system … Continue reading

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How Will Beginning Farmers Get Out of the Poor Farm?

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors disagrees on how to use the property known as the “Poor Farm” and that’s okay. There’s no surprise something will be done with the property, especially to those paying attention. Supervisors recently decided what … Continue reading

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