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Making the Most of Supermarket Bouquets
We can pick them, fresh and dewy, straight from the source. The carnations didn't show any signs of decline until about a week later.When I went to throw them out, I noticed that there were new buds opening.So I just began snipping off the faded flowers,...
California
El Segundo
Couple Ditches Supermarket Dependency
To date, the couple has already saved a whopping $6,500 — simply by foregoing processed, store-bought foods. To learn more about Hoff and Ferguson's grocery-free adventure, click here .
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Adding Value to Vegetables
I wasn't so crazy about the mixed salad greens packages that started showing up a few decades ago, either, and I recently made fun of the cooked corn on the cob in plastic wrappers.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Local Food Prices Indicate Value
Their research was published int in the fall/winter 2010 issue of the International Journal of Revenue Management. A recent study of how customers perceive and value local food shows restaurant patrons prefer meals made with local ingredients when they...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
The Value Of A Snag
For many properties, especially in suburbia, a dead tree is an anomaly. Nesting: Titmice, flycatchers, owls, chickadees, wood ducks and squirrels nest in cavities that woodpeckers carve out.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
How to Determine the Value of Cedar Trees
Your trees could be cut and used for furniture, lumber, artisan wood crafts or firewood. Let the forester know how many trees you have and whether you intend to sell all the trees or only a few trees.Research potential buyers.
California
Santa Monica
Purple Reign: The Joy & Value of Growing Lavender
Make Money Growing Lavender In many parts of the world, farmers have grown lavender commercially for centuries, and commercial cultivation in the U.S. has recently taken off. “Water requirements vary with soil, location and microclimate.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
1 Month Left to Apply for Value-added Grants
“Those applicants that meet the beginning, small or mid-sized family farm criteria will automatically get 10 points out of a total of 100.” VAPG is a competitive grants program that awards grants to producers to help them develop farm-related businesses...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
My Riding Mower Demonstrates The Value Of A Differential Lock
A tractor can never have too many features. By engaging the differential lock, I could force the left wheel to do its part and not pass the workload to the useless right wheel. It's not a prominent or oft-used feature, but the differential lock on a tractor...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
7 “Value Added” Ideas That Don\'t Require A Commercial Kitchen
People like buying food at market, but they love buying stuff—especially come Christmastime when the gardens may not be producing as much and people are looking for presents. Here are some ideas to get your wheels turning.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Can you actually buy luscious RIPE tree fruits at the supermarket? Not likely, but you CAN grow your own!
The squeezing step is very important though to get the flavor. Goumi juice is low in pectin so you will need to use a jelly recipe that adds pectin.Goumi ripen unevenly, when the fruit is soft and easily comes off the stem it is ready for harvest.
California
El Segundo
Produce Paradox
After all, it's about principles but also about taste. Dill revives tired carrots, parsley perfumes potatoes, and thyme works on onions. What to do, what to do? I picked them myself.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables: A Campaign Against Food Waste
Read more about other ways to sell fruits and vegetables: Selling on the Roadside Growing and Selling Heirloom Tomatoes 7 Ways to Sell Your Produce to Local Restaurants Farmer's Markets: About the Trend Tags campaign against food waste , farmers , fruit...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Cuphea
Most species begin blooming almost as soon as they emerge from their winter dormancy. Others, however, initiate flowers during the short days of autumn.In frost-free climates, Cuphea is evergreen and blooms most of the year.
California
El Segundo
Liatris: A Subtle Beauty In The Native Prairie
If I were a betting gal, I think I'd take a look at the potential liatris might have with diabetes because of its inulin content. Each bloom bursts open in a wispy, fluffy firework from August through October.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Store-Bought Eggs vs. Farm-Fresh Eggs
In blind taste tests, store-bought eggs and farm-fresh eggs are barely distinguishable by flavor. If you raise your own chickens and don't wash your eggs before storing, they can stay on the countertop at room temperature until you're ready to use them...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Is Ugly Fruit Edible: What To Do With Ugly Produce
In fact, the whole idea of what produce is deemed ugly is laughable, literally. This amount comes to a staggering 133 billion pounds (60 k.)! And, it often goes right into the landfill – yep, the landfill.All that may change, though, since a continuing...
Ohio
Willoughby
5 Ways That Farmers Can Better Market Kale
There are many good ways to market and sell this green, as well as a few ideas for value adding. Micro-kale Microgreens are one of the most nutritious crops you can eat, and customers love them.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
4 Tips for Beekeeping with Children
Involving your children in your beekeeping tasks can seem daunting at first, but rest assured, there are some simple ways to have even young children be active beekeepers. All that from a humble honeybee.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Food Label Definitions
This guide comes to the rescue. Tags defining food labels , food label definitions Quit scratching your head about those confusing food labels. Download and print out the PDF below, and take it along with you during your next grocery shopping expedition.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
6 Ways to Diversify Your CSA Income
If you too are intrigued by the idea of CSA diversification, here are six add-on ideas to get you started. If you want to increase your farm income while decreasing your risk, you might have already tuned into the benefits of community-supported agriculture.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
For The Love of Nutmeg
Nutmeg appears in recipes for baking, drinks, meat dishes, spinach and mushrooms, cheese dishes, and sauces like bechamel. I am a big fan of eggnog. The fruit of nutmeg is prized in the places it grows and is often candied, pickled, and made into jelly...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
How to Price Your Produce for Market
Observe Local Prices Because you're growing the food yourself and picking it by hand, you're going to charge more for your produce than the supermarket will. Keep in mind, these prices sometimes vary, and many of them are wholesale prices, so like calculating...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Farm Rental Rates Set to Rise
“Flex rents allow for the [establishment] of a fair base land rental value that both the landowner and farm operator can live with, adding in a formula that would allow for the rental payment to increase if the 2013 crop comes in with a [higher-than-expected]...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Introduction to Cycads, the ultimate Jurassic landscape and/or potted plants
There are few better plants for investment value as well- cycads will only go up in value with age and size. Pumice).Getting cycads to reroot, or rooting the cuttings/pups off adults, is somewhat of an art, and may require a greenhouse along with keeping...
California
El Segundo
Rent Your Land with Sustainability in Mind
Ed Cox, staff attorney with Drake University's Agricultural Law Center and the Sustainable Agricultural Land Tenure Initiative, a project to support sustainable-agriculture land tenure in the U.S., offers his insights on sustainability and conservation...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Broccoli Nutrition Persists Despite Variety
Knipling, administrator of the Agricultural Research Service, USDA's principal intramural scientific research agency. Scientists evaluated the mineral content of 14 broccoli cultivars released over a span of more than 50 years.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
How Do Roots Pull Nutrition Out of the Soil?
They need a balanced diet of elements drawn up from the soil through their roots. I hefted two identical bunches of carrots at the grocery store the other day, both firm and bright orange with a tousled top of vibrant green leaves; however, one was labeled...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Some Tropical Fruits You Won\'t Find at Your Corner Store
But the famous prodigality of tropical flora produces much more delicious goodies which will usually be found only on local markets in exotic countries. I will therefore introduce here some tropical fruits which are not usually offered in supermarkets...
California
El Segundo