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100-year-old olive trees at Lodestar Farms

Farm Water and Farm-Fresh Food

There’s one question that keeps coming up as we continue our Real Food farm tour project. Why should consumers care about or get to know about farm water? And what does it have to do with our food and where it comes from? We’ve learned a great deal about farm water in the past few […]

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Eliminating Food Waste by Making the Most of Your Food

Food waste? I’m guilty. The other night we had shrimp for dinner, and as I was cleaning up I saw there were three tiny shrimp left. I hesitated: Do I waste a whole container on putting those shrimp back in the fridge? Nah – I’ll just toss them. And then as I looked at them […]

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Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Kits

When we first saw these grow-your-own mushroom kits from Back to the Roots at Camp Blogaway, our initial reaction was, “No way.” You can’t grow mushrooms out of a box with coffee grounds. Er…can you? The answer is, apparently, yes you can. Ten days after we got our mushroom box started, we had an enormous […]

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