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Slow Food Series:  Sourdough Bread

Slow Food Series: Sourdough Bread

What is a slow food practice that you can start right now, with things you already have in your kitchen? Sourdough baking!   Sourdough bread is made from fermented dough. The level of fermentation can vary. Basically, the dough that's used in sourdough bread is a mix...

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Sustainable Living; Nature Heals

Sustainable Living; Nature Heals

We’ve banned plastic straws, bought our reusable water bottles, and become expert thrift shoppers. We’ve learned that small changes in our lifestyle can have mighty impacts on the environment. But did you know that contributing to the health of the planet will not...

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Sustainable Clothing: All About Dyes

Sustainable Clothing: All About Dyes

Walk into any clothing store these days and look around. Garments are available in a vast array of colors, from black, white and neutral tones all the way to neon brights in any hue and everything in between. To the modern day consumer, it's perfectly normal and...

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Sustainable Fall Fruits, Farmed and Foraged

Sustainable Fall Fruits, Farmed and Foraged

It's time for apples, pears and pumpkins, our seasonal favorites!  But how do we choose the most sustainable of these mass produced products?  Although farm-grown and pick-your-own options are becoming much more available in certain areas, many people are still...

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Five Easy Plants to Grow for Delicious, Healthy Summer Drinks

Five Easy Plants to Grow for Delicious, Healthy Summer Drinks

Nothing says summertime like having a cool drink in the shade. We enjoy a lot of iced drinks here on the farm, especially when the chores keep us outside on hot days. Despite the hundreds of beverage choices on the market, however, there are several reasons we choose...

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Patriotic and Plastic Free!

Patriotic and Plastic Free!

The personal freedoms we enjoy in this country are central to our nationwide celebrations on July 4th. How about choosing this day to be FREE from single-use plastics? As history would have it, the birthday of our great nation happens at the zenith of summer. It’s the...

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Sustainable Travel: Real Food on the Road

Making sustainable food choices on a road trip can be a challenge, especially if you really care about sourcing and quality. Options are usually limited to fast food and packaged, shelf stable snacks at gas stations, not even close to the guidelines we like to follow...

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A Second Life for Shoes: Emma’s Favorite Discount Shoe Store

A question we get a lot is, “How do I know if something is ‘sustainable’ and if I should buy it or not?” Or, “What are some sustainable companies for the things that I need?" The answer can sometimes be more complicated than it may seem. That’s because "sustainable"...

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