Farms & Gardens

Farm Journal: Enduring the Heat

This is the sixth post in a summer-long series from a young farmer working as a harvest crew leader at Gardens of Eagan.

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Farm Journal: Don't Treat Your Soil Like Dirt

This is the fifth post in a summer-long series from a young farmer working as a harvest crew leader at Gardens of Eagan. Check out previous posts, Laying New RootsWhen Farmers Stay DryBuilding Farm Community, and Bringing in the Harvest.

 

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Farm Journal: Bringing in the Harvest

This is the fourth post in a summer-long series from a young farmer working as a harvest crew leader at Gardens of Eagan. Check out previous posts, Laying New RootsWhen Farmers Stay Dry, and Building Farm Community.

 

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Farm Journal: Building Farm Community

This is the third post in a summer-long series from a young farmer working as a harvest crew leader at Gardens of Eagan. Check out previous posts, Laying New Roots and When Farmers Stay Dry.

 

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Market Cooking with Beth Dooley and the Minnesota's Bounty Cookbook

I have enough trouble just remembering to write down a recipe after I create or adapt one for my tastes. Then, when I do, there is always the question of accuracy, as all too often I come back to it a month or year later and it just doesn't turn out. So, I find it more than just a little miraculous that barely a year has passed since I received and reviewed the Northern Heartland Kitchen cookbook by Dooley, and already, I am receiving emails asking me if I was interested in her newest piece of work, Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmer's Market Cookbook.

 

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Farm Journal: When Farmers Stay Dry

This is the second post in a summer-long series from a young farmer working as a harvest crew leader at Gardens of Eagan. Also check out the intro post, Laying New Roots.

 

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Behind the CSA Box: CSA Start Dates

This is the final post in a SGT series that looks at CSA -- community supported agriculture -- from the farmer's perspective.

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Farm Journal: Laying New Roots

This is the first post in a summer-long series from a young farmer working as a harvest crew leader at Gardens of Eagan.

 

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Hunting for Dinner: Foraging (Stinging Nettles, Morels, and Ramps)

Spring is finally here, and along with it comes a whole new hunting season. I’m not referring to the spring turkey season; I’m talking about the spring foraging season. As the woods and prairies come alive with new growth, a plethora of wild edibles come into season. From May until the first snow falls, there are literally thousands of wild plants that grow in the wild. And these plants, berries, and mushrooms are as delicious – if not more delicious – than anything you can buy in the grocery store. I love getting out into the woods and finding wild foods that I can take home, not just because of their distinctive flavors but also because foraging is a great way for me to stay connected with nature and to scout possible hunting areas for the upcoming fall hunting season. 

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Behind the CSA Box: Meet Your Farmer

This is the eighth post in a SGT series that looks at CSA -- community supported agriculture -- from the farmer's perspective.

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