Farm to Fork

Last Call: 2016 Lamb

The best and worst thing about living on a small farm is eating what you produce. It’s the best thing because the things you produce are so delicious there’s no comparison to their grocery store counterparts. You cannot buy meat, fruits and veggies like this […]

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The Best People Love Food: A Survey

“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” Harriet Van Horne was a wise woman. I have always been a supporter of American farmers broadly speaking; not just of our farm or of farms like ours, but of […]

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The Myth of Cheap Garden Hauls + Heirloom Favorites

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard someone say, “I’ll just grow my own, it’s cheaper!” I would have at least one large piggy bank full of nickels. I’ve heard it about fruits and vegetables, pigs, cows, sheep… basically, if it comes […]

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On Talking to the Animals

I love food choice. That’s cliché, but true. I love that the food options available to me and my fellow Americans are virtually limitless. If you want to be vegan, you can be vegan. If you want to go gluten free, go gluten free! If […]

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State of the Farm : 2015 Farmprint Course

Every year about this time I begin to take stock of how our farm is functioning. Some years it’s inspiring, other years it’s frustrating, most years it’s a little bit of both. Regardless, it’s become a sort of cornerstone of how we do things and […]

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The Farm-to-Fork Gift Guide: Do Good Edition

Last year’s guide to gifts that give back was the first gift guide I’d ever published here, and I enjoyed it so much that when I decided to do a series of gift guides this year I knew at least one of them would need […]

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The Farm-to-Fork Gift Guide: Kid Edition

‘Tis the season! The season for joy, for merrymaking, for gift giving, and for celebrating. Whether you’ve got just one or two special children on your gift-giving list or, like me, the number of kids on your Christmas list seems to grow with each passing […]

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Thank a Farmer: Pete Blauwiekel at Blue Wing Farms

If, at some point, I become half the hog farmer Pete Blauwiekel is, my work on this earth will be done. So, when I decided I wanted to run a “Thank a Farmer” series on the blog this month, it’s only natural that he was […]

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Farrow to Finish: To Market, To Market

The old nursery rhyme says, “to Market, to market to buy a fat pig,” but in the case of our farrow to finish litter it’s more like, “to market, to market because they’re fat pigs.” Though it’s taken me a bit to put together an […]

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Thoughts on Chipotle, Antibiotics & Where We Go From Here

In March when news of a sign spotted in a Chipotle Mexican Grill location in Kentucky was making rounds I spoke with Chris Arnold, the company’s Communications Director and Spokesperson. The sign — which said simply, “Due to supply shortages, this store is currently serving […]

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