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Conservation Success on Full Moon Farm

By hpk23@cornell.edu / March 27, 2013

by Andrea Brendalen and John M. Thursgood Full Moon Farm is a NOFA-Certified Organic farm run by husband and wife, David Zuckerman and Rachel Nevitt.  The farm started in 1999 at the Intervale Center in Burlington, Vermont.  The two purchased their 155-acre piece of land located in Hinesburg, Vermont in 2008 and began farming there…

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New Videos Teach Sheep Shearing

By hpk23@cornell.edu / March 27, 2013

by Tianna DuPont Finding someone to shear your sheep is becoming more difficult and expensive every year, and more and more farmers are looking to shear their own. Producers interested in learning to shear their own sheep, or those who may just need a refresher to brush up on their skills, can now look to…

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Peas: the Taste of Spring

By hpk23@cornell.edu / March 27, 2013

Photo by Shona B. Ort   One of the first vegetables to arrive, nothing says spring like the crisp, fresh taste of peas.  Our photo feature this issue comes to us from Ort Family Farm in Bradford, NY.  Roger and Maria Ort primarily produce free range meats and open pollinated vegetable plants. However, a significant portion of their…

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Grow Your CSA Online

By hpk23@cornell.edu / March 27, 2013

by Dan Livingston Though the internet has the potential to help grow a business, many farmers have trouble finding the most effective ways to utilize their time and energy online in order to get the best return on their efforts. Wholeshare (www.wholeshare.com) is an online marketplace for local and sustainable foods that allows groups of…

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Is Wind Energy Right for Your Farm

By hpk23@cornell.edu / March 27, 2013

by Mark Mayhew If you are a farmer in New York considering wind energy, financial assistance and guidance is available from the New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).  NYSERDA’s is a public benefit corporation whose aim is to help New York meet its energy goals: reducing energy consumption, promoting the use of renewable…

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Reconnecting Refugee Farmers to Their Agricultural Roots

By hpk23@cornell.edu / March 27, 2013

With support, Somalian Refugees find their way back to farming and community on peaceful ground. by Laura McCandlish It’s a crisp Saturday in mid-February at the largest indoor farmers’ market in the whitest state in America, housed in a grand old textile mill on the banks of the Androscoggin River in Brunswick, Maine. A rainbow…

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