Reunited… and it Tastes So Good: Consumer trends in the direct-to-consumer economy and promising new markets for small farmers. post thumbnail

Reunited… and it Tastes So Good: Consumer trends in the direct-to-consumer economy and promising new markets for small farmers.

By Tracy Sweely As Joni Mitchell reminded us so long ago, "You don't know what you've got till it's gone…" But, at what has seemed like the 11th hour
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Wonders Never Cease: FSA Offers Small Farm Loans! post thumbnail

Wonders Never Cease: FSA Offers Small Farm Loans!

THIS JUST IN! USDA Finalizes New Microloan Program Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled a new microloan program today that will expand access to credit for small farmers and ranchers
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“Gulp!” In More Ways Than One: Water Rights a Local Case post thumbnail

“Gulp!” In More Ways Than One: Water Rights a Local Case

Posted by Tracy Sweely Maybe it's just because I don't know enough about this subject, but even in its cheery cartoon format this scares the bejesus out of me.
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Seed Shopping Fun and Glory: The Seed Stock Crisis and Preserving Our Seed Heritage post thumbnail

Seed Shopping Fun and Glory: The Seed Stock Crisis and Preserving Our Seed Heritage

By Tracy Sweely Remember the Wish Book? You know, long before the Internet, Sears and Montgomery Wards used to come out with a special Christmas edition of their catalogue,
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New USDA Plant Hardiness Zones

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based
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Grow Your Own CSA

We are documenting pretty much every detail of the CSA micro-farm Tracy & I are doing in Lafayette, Colorado.  You can find an ongoing list of information under the
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