Dear friends and customers of North Mountain Pastures, 'Community Cure' by Brooks, written April 24
It all started with some really old kitchen cabinets. When we moved into our home after buying a farm (and having a baby on the same day) seven years ago, we knew our kitchen was not our ideal kitchen. It was a gift from a friend who had the cabinets sitting in their barn and it worked for us after a little paint job. We got a sink on Craigslist and some cheap light fixtures,
I've mentioned the words "regenerative agriculture" recently, without a full explanation.
It is touted as the latest, greatest, beyond organic, ultimate eco sustainable type of agriculture. But why? What does it mean? What's the difference between that and other forms of agriculture?
The answer to these questions could be a book, and I highly recommend the Kiss the Ground book (soon to be a documentary) for a fascinating and readable overview.
I plan to dive more in
Good morning local food eaters, Do you make your own broth or stock? Why or why not? We have talked about making stock before. I am inspired to write about it now because it has still been so cold, meaning such good soup weather. I personally LOVE soup, and could eat it year round, for any meal. I think soup is the perfect meal. However, not everyone in my family agrees. My experience with making broth goes back to my college years when I was learning how to eat a Weston Pric
Good morning friends and local food eaters, Monday morning we awoke to a lovely snowfall. "I thought it was spring now?!", my four year old said. Yeah. Us too. "April Fool's!", says Nature. Global "weirding" seems to be happening. Or... maybe it's just a fluke. Whatever the explanation for this long winter, it is perpetuating a season that we have here on the farm. Maybe this season exists everywhere, but it is just more apparent and potentially problematic in farming. It's c