Finely Tuned Solar Collector

I like to think of Elmwood Stock Farm as a solar-powered food generator, yet it takes a vast array of equipment, implements, tools and gizmos to bring it to fruition. Caring for our diversity of crops and enterprises requires we perform a multitude of tasks. With a unique blend of old and new technologies, a […]

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Common Wealth

Occasionally, we are asked, “Why would I join your CSA? I like to shop at the farmers market.” Our answer, in a word, is symbiosis; a mutually beneficial relationship by nature. By making the decision to pre-pay for your fresh, wholesome, organic food at the beginning of the farming season, you gain a sense of calm […]

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Give a Little, Get a Lot

Lexington was home to some 1,200 like-minded farmers, educators and policy makers last week when the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group’s (SSAWG, pronounced ”sawg,” like “log”) annual conference returned to the Bluegrass. We were excited to be with fellow farmers from throughout the Southeast who we only see once a year, at SSAWG. It takes […]

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Eternal Optimism

We had a short break and enjoyed time with family, friends and the fireplace over the holidays. We hope you did, as well. It does seem easier to get more rest when it gets dark a little after 5 each day. There is also a tendency to reflect on life, love and the pursuit of […]

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There’s Always Plenty to Do

Each winter, customers who found us the previous summer brave the elements to shop with us at the winter farmers market. We enjoy this, because we have more time to visit and get to know one another outside of the hustle and bustle of the summertime markets. As we have watched them mature from timid farmers-market […]

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The Season of Giving

We talk about organizations like the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, the Organic Farming Research Foundation and the Organic Association of Kentucky in the context of their assistance to us as farmers. They’re also assisting us and you as consumers, too. We encourage you to take advantage of what they have to offer and to […]

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You Can’t Go It Alone

We are blessed to be part of a movement that provides wholesome foods to those that appreciate their value while caring for the earth as Mother Nature intended. It is rewarding to be part of a sustainable food-farming community that is willing to openly share ideas and information, even though our collective customer base is […]

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Season Already Extended

We harvested tomatoes well into November this year. This late of a tomato harvest is simply unheard of in recent memory. While the weather has given us more time to get the sweet potatoes dug and cured, the typical fall crops are not overly happy with the extreme hot and dry pattern we are in. […]

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Get Your Pastured Pork & Turkey

Did you read about our big, big pig surprise? Our organic, pasture-raised pork is now available to you! We hope to offer this at farmers markets in the future, but for now, the only way you can get it is to place your order here. You can pick up your order at a farmers market or on […]

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Sharing the Wealth

The farm tours we hosted this year were a lot of fun, each one being a little different than the others. Not only did we have a theme to each one, but as the season progressed, naturally the crops, trees and fields changed. Yet each farm tour was designed to be sure all our guests had […]

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