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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Meet ... Josee Malenfant

24/03/2014

What is your name? Josee Malenfant   Where are you from? Canada   What is your occupation? Interpreter   Which are your favorite products from farmhopping? The jarred beef from the Wild Farm and the trout from the Monastery - it’s very fresh!   Why did you choose farmhopping? Because it gives me the opportunity to connect with the people who make the products. I like the idea that I can show them how important they are. The farmers…

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RESOLUTIONS FOR SOLUTIONS

13/02/2013

Happy Wednesday! It`s the middle of the working week, hard to believe, feels like it just started and now it`s half gone. When I think about time not flying, but literally sonic-ing, I usually get a little bit depressed. Realizing how many things you never did, is how to say, a bit repressing.  And since I most definitely do not feel like getting depressed today, only one solution comes to mind: don`t sit and think about what you can`t change, think about what you can. Which, logically, is the future,…

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25 Tips On Minimizing Food Waste

11/02/2013

Image credit: epSos.de It was Family Day yesterday. Meaning, dinner at mum`s. Meaning, stuffing. Don`t get me wrong. I love my mum. But there is no way I can accommodate all this quantity of food. Soup, bread, butter, salad, second salad, third salad, appetizers, main course, meat is compulsory, accompanied by potatoes or rice, whatever the hardest for digestion combination, dessert. No way. Same goes for my boyfriend. And my brother. And his wife. And their kid. And my sister and stepdad. I know the…

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A Farmhopper`s Story

06/02/2013

Image credit: shutterstock Guest blog post by Victor Me and my girlfriend sprang down the front steps of our co-op apartment building bound for the three-block jaunt to the local market.  It was the beginning of the week and, as always, we knew the market’s displays would be jam-packed with lots of fresh products and high-quality vegetables and fruits, including two of our weekly favorites – oranges and honey. We discovered the locally-owned market a few weeks after we moved into the city.…

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Pioneer Farm: Bee Happy - Gramada

15/01/2013

Micky lives in the town of Kresna, in the Southwest of Bulgaria. Beekeeping has been in his family for generations, so naturally he kept the tradition and became an apiarist. Now he is taking care of the beeyard all by himself. And he doesn't seem to mind at all. Micky`s beeyard is located at about 10 km from Kresna, at the foot of Pirin mountain. The area is extremely clean, rich with mountain herbs and many fruits – locust, strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, wild rose, apples and pears, pine…

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Pioneer Farm: Flint Ingredient Co.

03/01/2013

Flint Ingredient Co. farms are situated on two properties, one homestead inside the city of Flint, Michigan, USA - (1/4 acre) mostly vegetable production with some fruit. We extend the season on that site using a series of low tunnels. This past season we sold at two neighborhood markets as well directly to several local restaurants and started a small CSA of 3 shares. This summer we were able to purchase 10 acres just outside the city of Flint in Mt Morris and built our first hoop house. We…

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