Category Archives: farmer

from the earth.

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white lotus farms, ann arbor, mi

it’s national farmer’s market week – shop from your local farms

Dubbed “the farmers’ market effect” by the New York Times, a recent study shows that vouchers that permit low-income women to shop at a local farmers’ market increase fruit and vegetable consumption in their families. “It’s not clear why mothers visiting a farmers’ market wound up buying more vegetables than grocery store shoppers, but some women told the researchers that the produce sold at markets seemed to be fresher and of higher quality than supermarket offerings. Many shoppers also said they enjoyed the pleasant community experience and the chance to interact directly with growers.”

“raw ingredients trump recipes every time;

farmers and ranchers who coax the best from the earth

can make any of us appear to be a great cook.”

-judy rodgers, the zuni cafe cookbook

old farmers.

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October 12 is Old Farmers Day,

a day devoted to old farmers and their farming techniques.

how will you celebrate?

“let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth

is the most important labor of man.

when tillage begins, other arts will follow.

the farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.”      

-daniel webster

 

 

 

 

image credit: ©iStockphoto.com/irman

‘the outside doesn’t always match the inside.’ – r. crane

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farmer m shows the kinders what’s inside.

‘who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.’

-carl jung

 

 

oakland county farmer’s market, pontiac, michigan