Farms

Meet the face behind Polyface

« Having re-read, over the weekend ( actually re-listened to the audiobook ) The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan, I felt it would be prudent to introduce those of you who may not have yet read any of Michael…

Farm to Hub to Table

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Dick Proutt is a small farmer. A very small one. At Down Branch Farm, he raises chickens and quails and grows lettuce, squash, melons and tomatoes on about an acre. In high summer, his weekly haul might include…

Farm Fresh & Local

Just what is ‘local’ food? Depending on who you talk to it could mean anything from within the boundaries of your town or community to within the boundaries of your state and further. There are those that promote local as…

Organic Farming

The term ‘organic farming’ was first used by Lord Northbourne in the book, Look to the Land (London: Dent, 1940. NAL Call # 30 N81). Lord Northbourne, who embraced the teachings of Rudolph Steiner and biodynamic farming, had a « vision of the…

Natural Farming

Natural Farming reflects the experiences and philosophy of Japanese farmer Masanobu Fukuoka. His books The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming (Emmaus: Rodale Press, 1978. NAL Call # S604 F72) and The Natural Way of Farming: The Theory and Practice of Green…

Biointensive Gardening/Mini-farming

John Jeavons and Ecology Action have refined a production system that makes it possible for one person to grow all of his or her family’s food using truly sustainable methods that maintain the fertility of the soil without relying on…

Biodynamic Agriculture/Biodynamic Farming

Both a concept and a practice, biodynamics « owes its origin to the spiritual insights and perceptions of Dr. Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian philosopher and scientist who lived at the turn of the century. » Dr. Steiner emphasized many of the forces…

New farmers markets keep cropping up in the area

The newest addition to the Gainesville area’s growing family of farmers markets, The Melrose Community Farmers Market, opened this month with a simple message: The demand for locally grown, locally sold, environmentally safe foods is a top priority in North…

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR FLORIDA’S FAMILY FARMS

Florida’s family farmers and Floridians who want to eat locally-grown food need your help to free Florida’s food and family farmers from burdensome regulation and fees. Attached are all the tools you need to lend your voice in support of…

Farmers Win in Dirty Rice Lawsuit

Ken Bell, a rice grower in southwestern Missouri, remembers that 2006 was shaping up to be one of those years farmers only dare to dream about. « Not only was the market up, » he told me, « but we had a good…

Intern Wanted – Abundant Acres

We are growing fast here at Abundant Acres and are in need of an intern or two. We wear many hats here, but our main focus is pastured poultry. We have been producing poultry here for five years and have…

Wellborn Farms

Wellborn Farms is a family run Agri-Business specializing in seasonal fruit crops. In addition to attending local Farmers Markets we offer U-Pick Blueberries and Persimmons. We are planting Strawberries, Muscadine Grapes, Pears, and Blackberries to have fruit throughout the season.