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  • Crumland Farms in Frederick
    Crumland Farms—fun that’s good to the last crumb
    It’s that time of year again—a time for pumpkins, harvests and fresh fall foliage. But it’s also a time for creepy cornfield ventures, haunted hayrides, paintball with zombies and other paranormal pursuits that can only be deemed...
  • Family Petting Zoo Closing
    Family Petting Zoo Closing
    Once upon a time there was a family petting zoo, with chickens and ducks and rabbits, as well as a pony, goats and a pot belly pig named Hamlet. They were very well taken care of, shelter, food and lots of love. Unfortunately due to financing...
  • Distillery Lane Ciderworks distills a great time
    Distilling a good time at Distillery Lane Ciderworks
    If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then a visit to fully operating cidery may be just what the doctor ordered. When you visit Frederick, MD there is one stop you should consider making that’s good to the core—a stop in at...
  • Vermont’s local food movement is leading the way in relocalizing food system
    Vermont’s local food movement is leading the way in relocalizing food system
    Here in Vermont and all across the country, people are asking questions about where their food comes from and how it is produced. They want to know that it is healthy, safe to eat, and supports family farms and local entrepreneurs. Vermont has...
  • Down on the Farm
    Cinema revisited: “Down on the Farm” (1920)
    “Down on the Farm”Directed by Ray Grey, F. Richard Jones, Erle C. KentonWritten by Ray Grey, Raymond Griffith, Mack SennettCast: Louise Fazenda, James Finlayson, Harry Gribbon, Bert Roach, Ben Turpin, Marie Prevost, John Henry Jr.,...
  • Green City Market moves indoors
    Green City Market transitions to its winter location
    As Chicagoans transition from short sleeves to fleece jackets, local, farm fresh produce is still abundant at Green City Market. Starting November 8, Green City Market will transition to its indoor operations at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum....
  • Lawyer's Farm opens for the season.
    Lawyer’s Farm opens for the season
    Lawyer’s Farm, in Thurmont, MD opens its 2014 autumn season on Friday, Sept. 19. Plenty of events and activities are in store this season from hayrides, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and both indoor and outdoor activities for all ages. Come...
  • Farm tractors
    New farm tractors are true alternative transportation
    The saying “S/he is outstanding in her/his field” really fits in this case. Case is also a tractor, and we call machines “it”. Many farmers, and tractor collectors, though, call ‘it’ by a name, just as many...
  • Uncie Ro food
    Pop-up dinner at Everett Family Farm in Soquel with chef Uncie Ro
    It’s the third season of the Soquel Supper Club, a pop-up eatery at Everett Family Farm with food by chef Roland Konicke of Uncie Ro’s, and the next event is Sunday, Sept. 21. The goal of these dinners is to bring the local community...
  • Farm-to-Fork Frederick, now through Labor Day
    From Farm to Fork in Frederick
    Nothing tastes better than homegrown, local food. And now through Labor Day, Frederick County in Maryland is presenting locally grown and harvested goods in Farm-to-Fork—an 11-day culinary celebration of locally sourced foods.Inspired by the...
  • Terhune Orchards Read & Pick
    Read & Pick apples at Terhune Orchards for kids Tuesday, August 26
    This Tuesday, before school starts, come to Terhune Orchards with your children (preschool to eight years) on August 26. There are two Read & Pick programs, at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Each child will have a chance to learn about the history of apples...
  • Take a seat in a mighty machine at the Deere World Headquarters
    Take a seat in a mighty machine at the Deere World Headquarters
    What's better than a field trip that your kids will love? How about a field trip that's not only a kid-pleaser, but is also free?More than just an office building, the Deere and Company World Headquarters in Moline is open daily for free...
  • Picture books for little farmers
    Farm-themed picture books teach about agriculture
    Whether you're doing an agricultural unit study or just have a farm-loving youngster, books about animals, tractors and life on the farm will be a delightful addition to your family reading time. Here are a few to check out on your next trip...
  • Stephen Gaskin at a music festival in 1981
    Stephen Gaskin, famed hippie and founder of 'The Farm,' dies
    Stephen Gaskin, counterculture activist and founder of “The Farm” commune, died yesterday at the age of 79. Gaskin was born in Denver on February 16, 1935. After serving a short stint in the Marine Corps during the 1950s, he moved to...
  • Chief
    Hinman Petting Zoo
    A few weeks ago I was introduced to a young women who is living her dream, owning a petting zoo. Robin Hinman and her husband Louie, own a small farm just east of Davison, Mi. It started with a few chickens and before long has grown into much more...