Q & A with Cecil Bell: CSA Week 15

August 7 – 10, 2017 You may or may not know that Elmwood Stock Farm is split up into two properties. Cecil Bell grew up on “the other farm”—meaning not the main property where most of your food is produced, but where his parents farmed for many years, and where organic grains are grown now […]

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A Few Kind Words: CSA Week 14

July 31 – August 3, 2017 As CSA shareholders of Elmwood Stock Farm, you have made a connection and commitment to consume wholesome organic foods. Some of you we see often when you collect your share, or when we are dropping off at your pickup location, or if you attend a weekend farmers market; while […]

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Meet Mac: CSA Week 13

July 24-27, 2017 Mac Stone likes to tell people that the only things he’s allowed to do around Elmwood Stock Farm are drive trucks and give farm tours. While he is pretty good at those things, he is responsible for a whole lot more. As one of the managers of Elmwood Stock Farm, Mac has […]

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How to Be More Involved: CSA Week 12

July 17-20, 2017 You belong to an organic CSA farm share program, you might shop at a local farmers market, and you may purchase organic products from the local natural food store or your local grocery. How else can you be involved in changing the future of food for yourself and your family? Learn more […]

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Sweet, Sweet Corn: CSA Week 11

July 10-13, 2017 Sweet corn season started for us right around the first of July this year. The plan is to have another patch ripen every ten days or two weeks for the next couple of months. Each patch is a little different for various reasons, but will be beautiful in its own right. First, […]

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Meet a Few of Our Helpers: Week 10

July 3-July 6, 2017 We have made reference over the years in our newsletters about how we depend on certain insects to combat the insects that prey on our plants. Let’s take a closer look at some of the insectivores we raise at Elmwood Stock Farm, along with the herbivores, omnivores, fruits, and veggies. We […]

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Farm Fencing: CSA Week 9

June 26-29, 2017 It’s a bit counterintuitive, but it’s easier for us to contain a 1500 pound bull, than a five pound chicken, thanks to the advent of electric fencing technology. Before this type of fence was developed, it took a steel, woven wire fortress to keep a bull away from the cows, or sheep […]

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Organic Herbi-cides: CSA Week 8

June 19-22, 2017 We have a weed management strategy at Elmwood Stock Farm that encompasses numerous forms of weed killers, ‘herbi-cides’ if you will. None of our plans involve mixing toxic synthetic chemicals with water and spraying it around the farm. However, they do regard understanding biological principles and using ‘herbi-vores’ and cutting tools to […]

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Observations of the Industrial Food Machine: CSA Week 7

June 12-15, 2017 It’s been a couple of months since I drove to Wisconsin to secure new organically raised laying hens for the farm, but the images of the vast, open crop fields and grain elevators that I saw in the Midwestern plains stay with me. This large-scale, industrial agriculture is considered the norm to […]

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Integrity from the Ground Up: CSA Week 6

June 5-8, 2017 We had our annual organic certification inspection last week, spending the day with staff from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program. So, we think it’s an appropriate time to share some details with you on organic certification, how it works, and the […]

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