Living the Country Life

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A small, plastic pouch could soon be making the nation’s produce safer
E.coli, salmonella, and other pathogens on fruits and vegetables can make people sick if the produce isn’t well washed or cooked. As a preventive measure, chlorine, chlorine dioxide gas and...
Attract customers and earn extra cash
Years ago, there was a small fruit and vegetable stand next to the road that I traveled to and from work. It had high quality produce and I stopped there quite often to buy some. Starting a...
Fellows at the Allegheny Mountain School.
Allegheny Mountain School helps create farmers for a new generation.
Todd Geisert is creating a local foods powerhouse
The pigs on Todd Geisert’s farm in Washington, Missouri are free to roam around and play in the sunshine and fresh air. Little has changed in the way hogs have been raised on the family farm...
A Georgia couple is providing the East coast with fresh vegetables
Moore Farms has been a locally-owned family farm in Manor, Georgia, since the 1940s. The original 30-acres of land grew tobacco and corn. Over time, the farm grew into several hundred acres of row...
You need a quick, efficient way to clean the harvest
When the veggies come out of the garden, they have to be rinsed off. The easiest way to do it is to build a produce washing station close to where they’re growing. It helps prevent a mess in...
Produce grading is a uniform language between the buyer and the seller
When you go to a farmer’s market or buy produce off the farm, you assume a certain level of quality. When a farmer grades his crop, he’s basically telling the consumer what to expect in...
Use fresh produce from your garden or the local farmer's market to create delicious jams, jellies, pickles, and sauces that seal up that garden flavor.