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Winter Egg Production

I. Understanding Why Egg Laying Stops

The winter slack in egg laying is not usually about temperature. Unless it is bitterly cold–for example, below 0˚F–chickens usually do just fine in the cold. The real problem is the changes in their environment that come with the winter.

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Great cooking ideas

Getting Hooked On Cooking With CSA by Katherine Deumling of Cook With What You Have       Friends of the Market, here is a a great article by Katherine Deumling .  It talks about using a CSA share, but it applies to using seasonal products from Farmers Markets too.   A CSA share offers a[…]

RECIPES FROM COOKING DAYS WITH CHEF JEN

1st COOKING DAY Roasted asparagus, roasted carrots: Pour about a tablespoon of olive oil and a good shake of salt over 1 pound of asparagus. Toss well to coat. Jen used a pan in the grill and closed the lid and roasted until the asparagus began to brown, then stirred and continued until all sides[…]

Marketing & Pricing Workshop

It’s workshop season. The 1st FREE IFM workshop is Saturday March 28th from 8:30 am to noon at the Grayson National Bank Conference Center. We’re focusing on marketing and pricing your products, whether it’s vegetables, meats, eggs or artisan crafts. Mandy Archer with the Small Business Development Center at Cross Roads is our featured speaker.[…]