Weather Related …

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  A fellow farmer from a bit north of us was in the barn the other day grumbling about the cool spring temperatures. Like most farmers and old timers who show up to commiserate with Jane from time to time, one of the opening salvo of the conversation tends to be “How’s the weather over […]

Isn’t It About Time You Become a “Locavore”?

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  Up here at the Dimond Hill Farm we’ve been locavores for two hundred years or more. A lot of our friends and customers are locavores, and, over the years, we’ve even recruited a few supermarket diehards into our ranks. So … isn’t it about time you became a locavore? Don’t worry, the conversion is […]

Hey … Won’t Be Long Now!

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Spring has sprung up here at the Dimond Hill Farm, with new plantings sprouting in the greenhouses and new products being planted on the Farm Stand shelves. All in preparation for our May 26 farm stand season opener … which can’t come quick enough for me, as the conversation has gotten a bit stale  up […]

How to Care for Your Christmas Tree

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For many of us up this way, Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a brightly-decorated evergreen tree planted smack in the middle of the living room. Ah, how the smell of pine brightens the senses and revives those memories of holidays seasons long past where glass ornaments sparkled (at least until a cat or kid […]

Buying Local: One Way to Stand Up Against GMOs

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Getting to be that time of year for farm stands across the state to reopen with a whole new crop of seasonal favorites and local products that are both tasty and healthful and still grown as nature intended. You’ve heard us preach before about the invasion of GMO foodstuffs that now crowd our grocery shelves […]

How to Care for Your Cut Christmas Tree

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For many of us up this way, Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a brightly-decorated evergreen tree planted smack in the middle of the living room. Ah, how the smell of pine brightens the senses and revives those memories of holidays seasons long past where glass ornaments sparkled (at least until a cat or kid […]

Honey Crystals: Natural Goodness or Funky Fermentation …

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Honey is just about as good as it gets when you’re looking for something to dress up a cup of tea or a piece of bread and butter. Most scholars figure that honey predates written history where four-thousand-year-old Babylonian cuneiform writings describe it being used as currency and a way to pay tribute to both kings […]

G-M-Oh My Goodness …

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Genetically Modified Organism or “Frankenfood”? This past St. Patrick’s Day the wife brought home a head of iceberg lettuce from the local supermarket produce section. March must be a good month for lettuce in Mexico, she reasoned, why else would they have it on sale. Well mister, I’m here to tell you that that head […]

Know Your Food: Think Globally, but Eat Locally

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I was in the produce section of my favorite local supermarket the other day when I walked by an aisle display of California strawberries that looked as if they’d had Botox treatments, steroid injections, and structural enhancements before catching the bus out of LA. The Yankee side of my brain pointed out that any strawberry […]