Corn is Complicated: 2019 Summer CSA, Week 12

July 29- August 4, 2019 Corn is biologically tricky to grow and make look good. Corn is in thousands of foods, drinks, cosmetics, and plastics. Corn is the most commonly used grain for beef, dairy, pork, and poultry. Sweet corn is not the same as cow corn. Genetic modification of corn is the norm, not […]

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Mother Nature Goes Hi-Tech: 2019 Summer CSA, Week 11

July 22-28, 2019 In our quest to bring you responsibly grown food, we have access to technologies our ancestors could not even imagine. Apart from having all the knowledge of the world in our pocket, manufacturing components and building materials designed for specific industrial applications are now available for our unique situations on the farm. […]

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Good Habits & Our Top Ten List: CSA Week 22

September 25 – 28, 2017 We know you have been eating well since your shares have been bountiful with wholesome organic food. The very nature of the CSA shareholder program is to pass along more when there is more (tomatoes, anyone?), and less when there is less. The weather cooperated for the most part this […]

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Crop Update from the Farm: CSA Week 21

September 18 – 21, 2017 Some people say that farmers are eternal optimists as they are often heard to say, “there is always next year!” There is probably some truth to that, and when you grow a crop that takes all season to mature, you only get one shot a year to get it right. […]

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Modern Day Malnutrition: CSA Week 20

September 11 – 14, 2017 I read an article discussing how the vast US agricultural industrial complex is leaving us malnourished while trying to provide affordable food to the rest of the world. It states that the majority of US eaters are consuming way too many empty calories, synthetic food additives, pesticide residues, bad fats, […]

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Q & A with John Bell: CSA Week 19

September 4 – 7, 2017 The vegetables in your share today got to you via a carefully choreographed series of planning, planting, cultivating, harvesting and packing activities. The person at the start of all of that is John Bell. John lives on the farm with his wife, Melissa, and their three children. The son of […]

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Eat Like You Mean It: CSA Week 18

August 28 – 31, 2017 We have used the phrase “walk like you mean it” more than a few times around here over the years with each other, when one of us is not showing enough hustle, or when someone is attending to an urgent situation. We also adopted an “eat like you mean it” […]

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Living Mulches: CSA Week 17

August 21 – 24, 2017 The long season vegetable crop field looks a little hairy, but that is a minor symptom of a great system. Crops like tomatoes and peppers that take a while to mature and then may be harvested over several weeks, or melons and winter squash that take a very long time […]

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Living on the Edge: CSA Week 16

August 14 – 17, 2017 Elmwood Stock Farm is bisected to the south by US Hwy 460. Seemingly thousands of cars, trucks, motorcycles, and the occasional tractor pass through every day. A stone fence stands defiantly, staking our claim on the north side of the road, while to the south there is a sliver of […]

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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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