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By Elli Ludwigson on March 17, 2017
Finally, it’s starting to feel like spring! March came through like a somewhat confused lion, so it’s only appropriate we celebrate the last chilly evenings with lamb. There are all kinds of things you can do with lamb, vegetables and little time, so consider this recipe a helpful baseline for future experimentation. I started by reading Alice […]
By Elli Ludwigson on January 20, 2017
Need something warm and comforting for dinner? When in doubt, BACON. This bears some similarity to our sausage and pasta recipe– frankly we eat a lot of meat+pasta+veg. I mean, what else is there? Next week will be a roast, promise! This recipe originated here, and then changed a bit. Add a small salad if you […]
By Elli Ludwigson on October 25, 2016
Now that we’re entering the chilly season, many market customers have been asking if we’ll sell broth again this year. We previously sold a broth made from our beef and turkey bones- it may yet reappear! In the meantime, here’s my basic beef bone broth recipe: 1 pack Smith Meadows grass-fed/grass-finished soup bones (2 lbs or so, […]
By Forrest Pritchard on July 18, 2012
How local is local? Ten miles? One hundred? Straight from your garden? A closer look at what ‘local food’ really means.
By Forrest Pritchard on June 13, 2012
It all comes back to one specific moment…
Posted in Farm | Tagged failed food trucks, farm to restaurant, farmers market, farming failures, food truck, food truck failures, forrest pritchard, grass-fed meats, local food, quitting food truck, retired food truck, smith meadows, takoma park | 44 Responses
By Forrest Pritchard on May 24, 2012
An agriculture student takes an unexpected journey into the world of free-range farming.
Posted in Farm | Tagged agriculture, earthworm castings, earthworms, farm finance, forrest pritchard, free range cattle, free range eggs, free range lamb, free-range, grass-farming, local food | 7 Responses
By Forrest Pritchard on April 26, 2012
Ever leaned up against an old fence post while you chatted with a friend, or simply paused along a roadside fence to admire the view? An old fence row, surprisingly, has much to teach us about economics, shopping at farmers markets, and the food choices we make.
Posted in Farm | Tagged 2012 election, barbed wire, eating locally, farm interns, farmers market, fence building, fence posts, forrest pritchard, local food, new fences, nina planck, supporting local farms, sustainable agriculture, trickle down economics | 1 Response
By Forrest Pritchard on April 18, 2012
Nine hundred free-range chickens, roaming around on pasture… is that an astounding number of hens, or is it all simply relative? A farmer weighs in on perception versus reality in the world of pastured poultry.