BOOTSTRAP @ LEMONADE SPRINGS FARM – MAKING CHOICES ON BREEDS AND SEEDS:

At our farm, we tend towards open-pollinated, heirloom varieties of seed, for reasons practical, sentimental and political. We are suckers for the poetry of seed catalogues and the promise of hopeful January orders. Our seed shelves spell out the history of our journey to this place- cornand shell beans from Oregon, garlic and dry beans from Vashon, pumpkins and sunflowers from Washington, tomatoes from a friend in Spain, greens from California.... Read More

Introducing Good Life Farm, from Interlaken, New York

Good Life Farm is perched on a hill on the west side of Lake Cayuga. On a chilly fall evening, I watched Melissa Madden instruct an employee on the art of driving two draft horses towards the turkey pasture. The last rays of the day’s sunlight illuminate the land, and it’s easy to see why Melissa and her husband, Garrett Miller, chose this life.   Read More  Read More

FACT’s Healthy & Humane Farm Funds – Call for Applications!

The Farm Animal Concerns Trust, an organization that works to improve the welfare of farm animals and public health concerns, has issued a final call for applications to a small grant program for humane farmers.  FACT’s Healthy & Humane Farm Funds Project will provide small grants to qualifying humane farmers who need assistance in improving the welfare of their farm animals.  Grants will be awarded for projects that (1) help farms transition... Read More