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Impressive farmers

Posted by Robin Abel on

Isn't it great when you're surprised by people?  One of the issues with small business is that we don't know everything and you'll see us fall flat sometimes (and we have to be okay with that).  We're not as polished as big business and sometimes people expect us to be.  But small business is great because you get personal interaction.  It's one of my favorite parts of working with the variety of businesses we connect with.  Knowing that we can't all be great at things, I really get excited when a small business seems to be knocking it out of...

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BABY GOATS!!!!

Posted by Robin Abel on

Say that in your best teenage girl voice. BABY GOATS!!!!  We're in a phase that we love baby goats, and perhaps other baby animals, but can't convince anyone (notably my husband) that we should get one.  My girls think they are super cute and we need one. My son just loves animals and would have 1 of everything. I love that they eat anything and when you live on 4 acres, eating poison ivy and overgrown brush sounds like a good idea.  Did you know you can rent goats too?  See, we've really thought about it.   This Monday, I...

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Adventures as a vegetable farmer

Posted by Robin Abel on

My husband grew up with a large garden that they ate from all year round.  After moving to a rural 4 acres, it seemed logical that we should do the same.  It's sustainable, good for environment, and there are lots of resources to help us succeed.  I have books, grow lights, seeds, knee mats, a rain barrel! Of course this will be a huge success!   Not so much.     I don't understand soil, I think our garden is in a low spot so there is too much water, my broccoli looks nothing like the ones in the store and...

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What I know now

Posted by Robin Abel on

Starting a business is always an adventure.  Dealing with vendors, purchasing choices, cash flow (ugh, I hate that one) and weather are just a few areas I've learned a lot in the last year.  But the real surprise is how much I’ve learned about food and what we’re putting in our bodies. Food science has been important as our population grows, as we expand to more rural areas, and discovering ways to make our food safer.  It truly is amazing that we can create food that is shelf stable, get a greater variety of food in whatever area we live and...

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This amazing tomato was brought to you by...

Posted by Robin Abel on

Yellow Creek Farms.  This name might not mean anything to you but they make a difference in your kitchen.  Yellow Creek Farms is one of the local farmers we work with to bring you fresh produce.  How do they make tomatoes that look and taste that amazing?  Two words - Greenhouse and hard work. (Is that three or do you count the and?) Yellow Creek Farms has a passion for growing real food, that tastes good, is not treated with chemicals, and are unique.  They recently added a greenhouse which has created incredible produce.  Now they can control temperature, water levels, and...

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