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Fun and Games at This Lil’ Piggy Farm

Rhonda Williams is probably one of the most enthusiastic and engaging farmers I’ve met in my food travels around Central Florida. I’ve visited a lot of amazing farms, seen beautiful places, and met some great characters on two legs and four. However, … Continue reading

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Experiencing the Bureaucracy of a Larger Organic Creamery – Straus

In California, the organic dairy brand Straus Family Creamery can be seen just about everywhere you turn. You’re probably familiar with their endearing logo of a happy cow dancing under a red banner that bears the name in big bold … Continue reading

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HausBar Farms: Imagine the Compostability!

Dorsey Barger pries the top off of a 4 foot tall waste container and steps aside.  A subtle odor carried by the pre-storm breeze slithers out and wriggles into my nasal cavities.  Decomposing meat.  Not offensive, necessarily, but instinct drives … Continue reading

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Discovering a Karmic Cycle on a Farm

People probably say this a lot, but I work with a group of really talented folks. We’re a pretty diverse group from all over the globe. Throughout the day we end up in lengthy conversations, you know to keep from … Continue reading

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Baby Plants With BIG Flavor!

Upon being asked if I liked Dijon mustard, I shook my head yes and tried some little green plants that tasted amazingly just like Dijon mustard. The mustard flavor was quickly followed by a hot sensation (not spicy).  What was … Continue reading

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Talking ’bout a Canvolution

For many food enthusiasts, the clinking approach of a glass jar, metal lid, and huge stock pot are about as terrifying as Jack Nicholson in The Shining. In my early dabbles with canning I would think, “All this time, this … Continue reading

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Leading a Sake Revival. In Texas.

Yoed Anis makes sake in Texas. Born in Israel, but now a self-proclaimed Texan, Yoed began his enterprise in the fall of 2011, propelled by his love of brewing beer and an attraction to a natural connection between the historical … Continue reading

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“The Best Tofu You’ve Ever Eaten.” Oxymoron? Not for Hodo Soy!

Hodo Soy Beanery’s story begins with founder Minh Tsai, who wanted to create a type of tofu that, in his words, “the Asians would eat.” Tsai had a vision to create a reliable, healthy, and unique tofu that people could enjoy. Backed by … Continue reading

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When the Goating Gets Tough, Mary Gets Milking

As Mary Ridgon recounts, “All of us receive the same amount of hours in the day. What we do with them is up to us and ultimately defines who we are.”

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Don’t Stop Bee-lievin’

Shakespeare, even in 1599, knew the great importance of bees in society saying in his play Henry V: “for so work the honey-bees, creatures that by a rule in nature teach the act of order to a peopled kingdom.” This … Continue reading

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