Category Archives: Food Issues

Putting Up With Each Other

As our farm season slowly comes to a close, the tempo at the farm slows down as well.  It always seems like a long exhale after tomatoes (we harvested almost 5000 lbs this year).  As little as three years ago, … Continue reading

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Waste Not Want Not

After a three month hiatus, I’ve decided to return to blogging about food and our farm.  It was impossible for me to juggle all the demands of the summer and have anything left to think coherently, much less write.  We are … Continue reading

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What’s the Buzz?

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve sat down to do a blog post.  Late spring is an impossibly busy time for us.  We are nearing the completion of planting crops, going to market 3 times a week, along with … Continue reading

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Occupy Your Garden!

So let me ask… many of you have vegetable gardens?  How many of you frequent farmer’s markets?  Until I lived and worked on a farm, I was pretty clueless about growing food.  So why should we be concerned? Food gardens … Continue reading

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Harvesting Uncommon Gold

Val and I have made a commitment.  We are vegetable farmers who are concerned about the price of food, how it is grown and bringing great food to market.  To that end we have decided to eat as much from … Continue reading

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Harvest Fest at Tillers International

Today Val and I went to the annual Harvest Fest, a celebration of local food, local farming and sustainable living, held at Tillers International in Scotts, Michigan.  Tillers is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, offering classes in farming with oxen … Continue reading

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Hubs of Hell

When the phone rang the other day, Val cheerfully answered, “Hello, hubs of hell!”  She wasn’t kidding either.  With the heat index peaking at 110 degrees, one has to wonder how in the world do you cope with the heat?  We … Continue reading

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The Self-Sustaining Family Farm

Brickyard Farms is a ‘self-sustaining farm’ that uses organic methods.  If that seems like double-speak, it is wording that allows us to find a description that is appropriate in legal-speak.  For a small farm such as ours, the organic certification … Continue reading

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Food & Peak Oil

Tonight Val & I attended a book signing for a local author about peak oil and its implications.  The book Prelude by Kurt Cobb has many intersections with the food industry that should concern all of us.  Being truck farmers … Continue reading

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