Category Archives: Farm

What is the Difference Between a Farm and a Ranch? – Part 1

Would you know how to answer if someone asked you how a ranch differs from a farm? While many use the two terms interchangeably, there are some very definite differences. Each is a large lot of land and tended to by individuals working hard all year round. Most of that work is later found in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Universal Lessons First Time Farmers Need to Learn

More and more people are choosing to go back to basics and come back to a rural lifestyle. Though what’s often a called “the simple life” is actually anything but. Farming is not an easy, low maintenance kind of activity. In fact, as a lifestyle, it requires as much preparation and skill as an office […]

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The Perks of Taking Kids to Visit an Animal Farm

When planning an outing with little kids, the obvious alternatives are always movies, theatres and parks. Though a more enriching experience would be a real-life animal farm. Most farms, especially now that many of them are catering to tourists, have great offerings for a fun and fulfilling family day. Even better, it’s more than likely […]

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How to Start a Home Orchard

Sometimes you don’t have to go to a farm to go to a farm. Is that even possible? Well, for those who design a home orchard it is. Yes, farms take really hard work, lots of working hands, and big lands, and orchards are gardens in a backyard, but they can feel like having a […]

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Why You Should Care About Farm-To-Table

The trend to find the freshest healthiest products has been reaching a fever pitch for the last few years. Everyone wants to find the healthiest alternative at fair prices. Doing grocery shopping is now a synonym for going to farmer markets and looking for those advertising cruelty-free products, as well as locally supported farms. So, […]

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Why Parents Should Take Their Kids on Farm Visits

Most kids today grow up in decidedly suburban households. While that, thankfully, means they’ll have all the amenities they’ll ever need while growing up without having to sweat for it, it also means they are missing out on understanding all the effort that goes into making most of the food they eat, playing with animals, […]

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