Farming

One Story of a Girl and her Food

7/8/16 |

What’s your story with food and eating? My story is perhaps a typical one, unique in its ways. My early eating life followed the trends of the American culture in which I was raised. My parents did their best to raise me to be a healthy person and a good eater. Mom prepared home-cooked, balanced meals and …Read More

Farm Fresh Food and Community

4/29/15 |

I have a bright, shining love that’s always alight for the farmers and sustainable farming advocates and educators of the world. Our farmers are nothing less than the talented, committed, resourceful and incredibly hard working people who week after week connect us with the healthiest food around. We’ll be visiting area farmers markets nearly every week this …Read More

Healing Guts and Living Well at Two Chicks Farm

3/18/15 |

Last fall our friends Debbie and Audrey of Two Chicks Farm took some valuable time to meet with me and talk about their wonderful health-promoting business. I hope you’ll spend a moment with these two folks who took the opportunity to turn the potential devastation of a layoff into a whole new life path, taking …Read More

Autumn Roots | Farming Health Series

11/14/14 |

Nothing makes me want to eat wonderful food more than a garden tour with a joyful farmer.  Here’s Carolyn at Sweet Pea Farm talking with us about some exciting root crops of the fall/winter season – daikon radish, turnips and rutabaga!  You can find these at your local market or at many grocery stores (or grow …Read More

Teaching Food & Health with Lee Newlin | Farming Health Series

10/31/14 |

Sometimes you luck out and cross paths with amazing people in life. This happened to me several years back when I met Lee and Larry Newlin at a sustainable agriculture conference.* Together, they have created Peaceful River Farm and Lee’s Healthy Cooking, two ventures near Chapel Hill, NC that form a dynamic, living example and inspiration for the healing …Read More

Overwinter Strawberry Plants for Spring Harvest

10/22/14 |

Did you know that planting strawberries in the fall yields wonderful berries in time for spring? If you have a big pot or a small garden plot, visit your local organic nursery or find an online source and pick up a few plants. A few tips for getting them through the winter are listed below. …Read More

Fresh Turmeric | Farming Health Series

10/10/14 |

In this video, our friend Rickie at Waterdog Farms shows us this wonderful crop and how he and his customers use it.  Turmeric is a tropical plant that is beginning to be grown with some success in warmer regions of the U.S., and was introduced to many in the North Carolina sustainable agriculture community a few …Read More

Holy Basil (Tulsi) | Farming Health Series

10/3/14 |

Our friends at Waterdog Farms were gracious in taking time out of a beautiful, chilly Tuesday to talk with me about the Holy Basil plants they are growing.  Farmer Rickie introduces his beautiful crop in this video.  We grew Holy Basil for the first time this year – it smells amazing, attracts pollinators and tastes delicious. …Read More

Roselle Hibiscus |Farming Health Series

10/3/14 |

Our friends at Waterdog Farms were gracious in taking precious time out of a beautiful, chilly Tuesday to talk with me about the Roselle Hibiscus they are growing.  Farmer Rickie introduces his beautiful crop in this video.  (I can tell you that eating the calyx, as Rickie shows here,  has become a new favorite pastime …Read More

Take 5 on the Farm | First Flight

8/19/14 |

This chicken can relate to making brave changes to affect her future.  Hope you enjoy.   This little bantam silkie chicken gave us a good dose of lightness after a tough week.  Our sweet chickens were under attack by an impressively large hawk (and maybe a raccoon, as well) all week.   Our chicken community …Read More

Goats by Remote | Baby Goats at Red Winter Farm

6/11/14 | 1 Comment

Ridiculously cute video of baby goats at Red Winter Farm. Part of the inspiration behind Grow Well was the understanding that spending time outdoors and on a farm is a great way to practice mindfulness and relieve stress. The Goats by Remote series is a very simple and sweet way for you to have access …Read More

Take 5 on the Farm | Early Summer Harvest

5/28/14 |

You may be hearing all the hype about eating “in season.” Yes? Here, this will help with that… Take 5 on the Farm (Flower Street Farm, to be exact) to get in touch with the produce that’s in season here in NC in early summer. This short video features: nanking cherry tatsoi fennel zucchini collards …Read More

Edible Garden: Spring Veggie Tour

5/14/14 |

  Jen takes us on a quick (and delightful) tour through some great options for spring veggies to add into your cooking, including EDIBLE FLOWERS! Eating in season has many benefits, so we’re offering a taste of what’s in season this Spring in Hillsborough, NC. This video shows some of the nutrient-rich options straight from the …Read More

Goats by Remote | Camera Shy

5/7/14 |

Nothing not to love about these sweet goat friends!  Meet Betsy, Wilson and Izzy, who inspire us to slow down and notice. Part of the inspiration behind Grow Well was the understanding that spending time outdoors and on a farm is a great way to practice mindfulness and relieve stress. The Goats by Remote series …Read More

Goats by Remote | A Spring Drama

5/7/14 | 1 Comment

Part of the inspiration behind Grow Well was the understanding that spending time outdoors and on a farm is a great way to practice mindfulness and relieve stress. The Goats by Remote series is a very simple and sweet way for you to have access to the little joys of life at Lazy Turtle Farm. …Read More

Take 5 on the Farm – Chickens on a cloudy morn’

4/23/14 | 1 Comment

Our “Take 5 on the Farm” videos are really just a chance to sit and be with the images and sounds of the farm.  Sit with us and enjoy these delightful moments of connection. I want to try this (add to my List) Forget to Log In? Hello! In order to add this activity to your …Read More