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An Inside Look at the Straus Family Farm

I recently had the opportunity to tour the Straus Family Farm, one of four dairy farms that produce the milk for the Straus Family Creamery, and where it all began in 1941.

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A Walk in Someone Else’s Hooves.

When walking through pastures, barns, and enclosures Temple Grandin strives to sense what the animals experience. She feels her autism allows her to understand the feelings of America’s farm animals. Drawing from her years of experience and research, farmers rebuild enclosures, reconstruct … Continue reading

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The New Golden Rule – of Blueberry Picking

At Country Pleasures Farm “quality control” is taken very seriously, and to assure high standards, there is a certain unique “golden rule” applied to berry picking. As Lori Rice explained to me, in a very matter-of-fact way, “The rule is that you’re supposed … Continue reading

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Aquaponics: The New Wave of the Future?

“We thought it was messed up you had to be wealthy to be healthy,” Gina Cavaliero, of Green Acre Organics, says at the beginning of her farm tour. The tour, held once a month, welcomes visitors to the farm, though “tour” is … Continue reading

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Biodynamic – Going Beyond Organic Part 2

Tucked away in the charming town of Glen Ellen, California is the beautiful and lush Benziger Winery. Upon arriving at the Benziger estate, it is clear that there is something very unique going on.  Unlike most wineries with their overly … Continue reading

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Biodynamic – Going Beyond Organic

On my weekly trips to the grocery store I transform into an avid food inspector for a short period of time: I look for different certifications, growing practices, and any other pertinent information about my food. I am on a … Continue reading

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Bridging the Divide Between GMO and Organic

Looking out across the patchwork of farms that surround the town of Waialua on Oahu’s North Shore it is easy to see the tension between GMO and heritage crops, conventional and organic farming, and economic versus environmental sustainability that has … Continue reading

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