5 Ideas For a Special Easter

02/04/2015

So the holidays are almost here, huh? What we usually do when we have many days-off lined one after the other is to succumb to our escalating levels of laziness and spent all of our free time eating and…

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Farmhopping welcomes Urbangrains

28/11/2014

As the cold weather starts to creep into London, the farmhopping team are reminiscing about our long gone summer holidays. While we clasp our morning lattes (extra foam for Rossi), memories of perfect beach hair and salty skin are becoming foggy faster than the tube’s windows that carry us to and from the office everyday. However, our ray of hope has arrived in the perfect forms of silky smooth olive oils, tangy relishes and fluffy feta. Please welcome to the farmhopping family–…

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Easter recipes (part 2)

08/04/2014

This week we'll continue giving you ideas for your Easter dishes and hopefuly some of them end up on your table.  Enjoy! Lamb soup with fresh onion and spinach   What you’ll need: Lamb meat – 300-400g Sourse http://recepti.gotvach.bg/ Butter – 100g Spinach – 500g Fresh onion – one bunch Flour – 1 soup spoon Paprika – 1 tea spoon Mashed tomatoes – 1 soup spoon Yogurt – 1 tea cup Egg -1 Pepper, Parsley, Mint How…

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GREENS FOR GREENIES

07/05/2013

Why spring veggies are the best for every sustainable mind Hi, guys, Happy Tuesday! In case this is your last day of the national Easter and St George holidays for this year, sorry :) Same for us. And in case you didn`t get six long, beautiful, sunny, worth-to-live-for days off, again, sorry :) You must be then looking forward to the big summer holiday, which is getting closer and closer, as absurd as this sounded just a month or so ago. But now is May, then June… until you know it the seasons…

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10 THINGS YOU DIDN`T KNOW ABOUT BEES

12/04/2013

Good day to all :) Our animal week blog article series finishes with an insect, actually. After writing about pigs and sheep because these are the animals I came across to recently and it seemed natural to dig up some information about them, I started thinking what the third article should be about. I wanted it to be something meaningful, so, again, it only seems natural to make it about the maybe most important farm inhabitant – the bee. Since you are following this blog, there should be no need…

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Spring Into Your Local Farmers' Markets

18/03/2013

Titled “Spring Into Your Local Farmers’ Markets”, the infographic explores the increasing popularity of farmers’ markets in the US over the last 15 years. Key highlights of the infographic include:     A look into the number of farmers markets since the mid-1990's     The environmental impact of buying local     Profile of farmers markets consumers – who they are, frequency of visits and amount they spend     Overview of the Farmers Market Nutritional Program Infographic credits: Farmers…

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The 15 Biggest Lies About Sustainability

13/03/2013

Sustainable living is a subject of confusion for a lot of people. Part of the problem that leads to people misunderstand this concept are the lies that are propagated as the truth. In order to understand the true meaning of sustainability, the lies must be separated from the truth. We want to help you understand the concept of being self-sufficient. By showing the truth about having this lifestyle, we can help dispel the lies that you often hear about it. In order to change our lifestyle, we need…

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Pioneer Farm: Eco Hostel Hawaii

11/03/2013

Our farm is located on the big island of Hawaii. We are a permaculture minded organization that is actively engaged in at least 6 methods of compost production. We are in the process of constructing a 3000 square foot green house. We are 100% solar powered, producing over 20 kw/hr of electricity each day. Currently, we are completing our initial infrastructure projects which include a 10,000 gallon water catchment and filtration system, composting toilets, flush toilets, eco shower, 21 kw/hrs…

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Community Gardening: A Taste of the Farm Life to the City

06/03/2013

When a few friends and neighbors approached a local school about a temporary use for some vacant land, it benefited the entire community. That’s what happened in a Sacramento neighborhood and it brought a taste of the farm life to the city. On that land, they developed a community garden. There was not a lot of planning about what they were going to plant and where. They just did it. No chemicals were used to kill weeds or pests; the produce was raised organically, through good soil and water, and…

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Pioneer Farm: AlAnn Ranch

27/02/2013

We are a 90-acre family-run alpaca and mohair farm. We - shear, spin and card, knit and crochet and felt - our own animals for fiber. We milk our goats and hand-raise some kids so we can make cheeses. We also breed Muscovy ducks for eggs and meat. The ducks help the chickens keep the insect populations down to a maintainable level. We compost all our manure for use on pastures and for sale. We are working hard to improve our pastures, using Yeoman's' techniques, and sustainable practices at all…

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