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CSA sign ups are open and excited to welcome you!

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What?  You don't know what a CSA is?!?  Let me introduce you to a great way to get fresh local veggies and support your local community at the same time!  CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  Early in the spring (right NOW people!!!), households sign up for a "share" of vegetables from a local farm or a group of farms.  With early sign ups, farmers get seed money (literally) to plan their crops, it gives farmers a better idea of demand, and gives a good idea of where delivery will be available.  When produce begins, farmers pack up their produce...

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Teacher Gift Season is Just Around the Corner.

Posted by Robin Abel on

Teacher gift season is a delicate mix of figuring how many people to include, brainstorming the perfect gift idea, and not completely freaking out because you've either not done enough or done too much.  Obviously we want to say thank you to those very important leaders in our kids lives but those over active Pinterest moms just make us feel like failed the assignment. How can you find a balance?   1. Just be you!  It's truly not a contest but time to say thank you.  If you are a super crazy Pinterest parent, then this is your Christmas and...

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Story behind the video shoot

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A few months ago, I got a Facebook message from Fred Solman. "Want to do a video with me?"  I'm up for just about anything so I said sure.  Then I thought about it... perhaps I should have asked Fred what kind of video we were making.  Now, I know Fred so it's not like I answered some stranger asking me to be in a video but I'm not sure what I just committed to. He got back to me.  "We're going inside the Kaufman House."  No way!!!  I'm totally in now!!!   Let's back up and explain the players.  ...

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Tribe Building

Posted by Robin Abel on

The last two weeks have been exhausting and unexpected and surprising. Dramatic weather changes, closing one store, and moving to another location is enough to make anyone’s head spin.  But with the help of my tribe, we’re making it through and learning important lessons.

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