May Equals CSA: CSA Week 1

May 1-4, 2017 Welcome, new and returning shareholders of the Summer ’17 Elmwood Stock Farm CSA Program. Your investment goes well beyond an exchange of cash for goods. The multiple layers of benefits of consistently eating wholesome foods are what the community-supported-agriculture partnership is really all about. You commit to eat local, organic food and we agree […]

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Featured CSA Pickup Locations of the Week

High Street YMCA: For people who live, work or spend time downtown, the High Street YMCA‘s Tuesday morning pickup option may be a good choice. You don’t need to be a YMCA member to get your share here—pick up is conveniently located in the lobby. Wilson Nurseries: In Frankfort, Wilson Nurseries is returning as a favorite pickup location. We like […]

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Keep Kentucky Local

2,430; 1,744; and 1,264: That’s how many miles the average head of lettuce, tray of tomatoes and bunch of greens, respectively, travel to get to your plate—that is, unless you eat local. “Eat local” means different things to different people, as there’s no standard definition. Local might mean something grown or produced in Kentucky or […]

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Elmwood’s Favorite Bone Broth Recipe

Our favorite beef bone broth and chicken stock recipes come from the long-loved cookbook Nourishing Traditions. Find those recipes here. Read more about the health benefits of broth here. A super-simple alternative, direct from Elmwood farmers Mac and Ann: “We put 1 package of frozen beef bones (1 1/2 to 2 lbs.) in a crock-pot, […]

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This Week’s Featured CSA Pickups

HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness Center: Located in Lexington Green shopping center, HealthwoRx is a natural partner for Elmwood Stock Farm. They help people of all ages achieve their fitness goals and advance their health—and a healthy diet is a big part of that! Our CSA shares are delivered to HealthwoRx on Tuesday afternoons. West Sixth Brewing: On […]

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A Lot to Keep Up With

“The more diverse an ecosystem, the more stable it becomes” is a law of nature. From our rich, fertile soils here at Elmwood Stock Farm to the jungles along the equator, this is true. We follow this law of nature—and many others—by choosing to raise lots of crops and rear several species of mammals and birds. […]

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Right-Handed Traditions

In his article about farm equipment, Mac asked if anyone knows why horses (and, thereby, tractors) are traditionally mounted from the left. Thanks for all of your responses! We especially appreciated this very thorough response from Bill, a CSA member and friend of Elmwood Stock Farm: The tradition or custom of working, mounting, leading horses from […]

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Help Wanted at the Farmers Market

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More Featured Pickup Locations for CSA

The Weekly Juicery (Lexington and Cincinnati locations): Elmwood Stock Farm partners with The Weekly Juicery in a few ways, CSA pickup being one. Pick up your Elmwood CSA share on Old Vine Street (Tuesdays) or in Palomar (Thurdays) in Lexington or on the square in Hyde Park, Cincinnati (Sundays). Stock up on The Weekly Juicery’s USDA-certified-organic juices […]

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Savvy Little Seeds

Seeds are amazingly packaged little powerhouses of genetic potential. The whole gene-chromosome complex, commonly referred to as Mendelian Genetics, is just part of the story. How they store enough energy to get their roots and shoots started, how they protect all this in their unique form of biological amber, is quite remarkable in its own right. […]

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