If you love gardening and want to make some money on your homestead, think about selling produce and products at your local Farmers Market. It can be a great way to supplement your income – in fact, some people attend several weekly markets and make enough from markets to pay their monthly bills. I enjoyed […]
This is one of my favorite times of year, not only is my garden bursting with fresh fruits and veggies, but local farmers markets are full of colorful vegetables, fragrant fruits and so much more! I love wandering the aisle of a farmers market checking out what everyone is harvesting. Sometimes I see things that […]
Just how is a kid supposed to develop a good work ethic these days? Homesteading kids understand the value of hard work and of a dollar…and these kids share what they have learned through selling at the Farmer’s Market. Learning social skills, entrepreneurial skills, gardening, art, and learning how to produce quality handmade items…see what […]
My vegetable scramble recipe is one of those recipes that I could make, quite literally, every day and be happy. It’s one of those things that drives Dustin a little bit batty. I could eat the same thing every day and be ok, he needs variety. So we compromise and I eat the same thing […]
With an emphasis on more local foods, the agricultural methods of Market Gardening and Truck Farming are experiencing a resurgance in our society. These smaller scale farm models are vital to the importance of our local food systems. Learn what they are and how you can support them.
Getting fresh produce out of your own backyard is just about as local as you can get. However, there are some people who can’t garden for various reasons, but still want to reduce the amount of trash caused by buying produce in the plastic bags from the grocery store.