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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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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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Clean eating for the win

Posted by Robin Abel on

Clean eating. Paleo lifestyle. Low carb diet. All these concepts should make it easier for us to eat better and be healthy.  With huge portions, snacks with no nutritional value, and labels that trick us into thinking food is good for you, these more natural concepts help us focus on what's important.  But somehow, I still find it hard to be healthy.  Am I the only one?  Owning a store with fresh, local products has really changed the way I see food.  I better understand now how warped our eating habits are with companies putting so much filler and made up stuff in...

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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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My new best friend, Mr Zucchini

Posted by Robin Abel on

The zucchini is not my favorite vegetable.  In restaurants, crafted by people who know what they're doing, it's often quite tasty.  At home, with amateurs, it's often squishy and a bit gross.  Give me a carrot or green bean any day! The number of zucchini we've sold has shocked me.  People, lots of people, get excited about this vegetable?!  So I started asking people what they did with it and have been surprised with the variety and tasty ways people prepare it.  Turns out, there are lots of ways to serve it without getting a squishy mess.  Who knew!  Here are...

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