Category: General

Chatter in the Soil
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Chatter in the Soil

Film fans might be reminded of James Cameron’s 2009 blockbuster Avatar. On “Pandora,” where the movie takes place, all the organisms are connected. They can communicate and collectively manage resources, thanks to “some kind of electrochemical communication between the roots of trees”. This sounds like some sort of science fiction, but this is actually very...

Dancing Diversity
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Dancing Diversity

How do we get the most nutrient dense produce? We say we biomimic patterns in nature on our farm. One key aspect we always find apparent in nature is diversity. In nature, you will not find a field of corn or a pasture of constant herbivores. Herbivores migrate through the land and the plant life...

Honest Food, Honest Pricing
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Honest Food, Honest Pricing

Why is eating good food so expensive? That is a mighty big question to answer and really has a few relevant responses. Most consumers who wish to purchase locally grown food seemingly have to pay a hefty price. In reality, is it all that more expensive? How big of a role do government subsidies play?...

Changing Foodscape
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Changing Foodscape

How has our society become so disconnected with our food, that we have become careless as to how it ended up on our plate? Over the years, it has been a race to grow food as fast as possible, as big as possible and as cheaply as possible. Oh, and it must survive a trip...

Grain Fed Livestock
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Grain Fed Livestock

“Do you feed your chickens grains?” That’s a question that gets asked a lot. Whether grains should be fed to an animal depends on what species is being fed that grain. Grass fed seems to be a buzzword that has been captured and blanketed over all species, as if all animals on the farm should...

Beyond Organic
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Beyond Organic

More and more people are starting to care where their food comes from. Labels are supposed to guide us into what is healthy and humanely raised, but do they tell the full story? What happens when a marketing team designs that label? And what about Organic? Is it true to it’s reputation? First, let’s not...