The Most Disconnected Village

The Most Disconnected Village

What could be worse for a modern person than living in a village where all modern electronic devices and other technologies are forbidden? When people hear about such strict rules that are applied to the village of Green Bank in West Virginia they immediately create many different theories of conspiracy or other ridiculous explanation. However,…

How to Have your Farm Go Certified Organic

It’s no easy feat to have your farm become certified organic. There are nunneries steps that lead up to the process of certification. Before you start that process, you’d be wise to carefully adhere to each of the following pre-certification steps. Should you make the transition? There are numerous questions you should consider before you…

What’s the Difference Between a Farm and a Ranch – Part 2

Other types of farms include orchards, which are farms that largely grow food-producing trees. These are typically trees that produce fruit but can also produce nuts and vegetables. There are also fruit gardens that tend to grow shrubs and are smaller.Hydroponic farms are farms where plants grow in water. Then there’s the similar aquaponic farm.…

Should You Buy from Farmer’s Markets? – Part 2

Here’s a test for you. Buy one tomato from a farmer’s market and one from a supermarket. Now taste them both, one right after the other and note your thoughts on each. Record your own results but farmer’s market produce typically tastes nicer. This is due to the fact that when it’s picked, it’s at its ripest and is intensely fresh when it reaches you.…

Should You Buy from Farmer’s Markets? – Part 1

Local farmer’s markets are seemingly everywhere of late, with many people taking advantage of the benefits from being able to buy fresh produce locally. With a more diverse media educating us on the wonders of health foods and alternative dietary lifestyles, it’s of little wonder that organic foods and farmer’s markets have become a talking…

Sustainable Farming for Beginners

Farming can be exhilarating. Farmers aren’t just growing food for themselves but for an entire community, and that feeling of giving back can be appealing for a lot of office workers looking for a drastic change in their lifestyle. But one of the key aspects to being happy as a farmer is being able to…

What Does the Farming Lifestyle Involve?

As soon as most people hear the word “farmer”, they picture a grown man with overalls and flannels, stubbornly fighting with a flock of sheep or driving a huge tractor, maybe spending his free time chewing on a straw while playing the banjo and watching the sunset. The reality is that there’s a lot more…