As mentioned in the last blog, a favorite packed lunch for my girls is leftover quesadillas. I love the simplicity of making an extra one or two while cooking supper. It may not take long to make a standard sandwich, but cooking an extra quesadilla or two saves the time of getting out all the sandwich … Continue reading To bean or not to bean?
Do your kids ever complain about their lunch always being the same thing? Better yet, are you looking to add variety to your own? It is easy to fall into the routine of peanut butter and jelly or another sandwich, which can become old for almost anyone. While PB&J is a staple in our house, we … Continue reading Make Today “Mango”nificent
By: Frank Cushman So I know that this site isn’t followed by many teenagers with baited breath. With all the noise on social media ours might not be getting through to the average high school student. Therefore, I’m speaking to all caring parents, concerned aunts & uncles, involved grandparents and those of you who like … Continue reading Gap Year and College Alternatives
By: Frank Cushman The small agriculture movement began over a century ago in Western Europe. It began to take hold in the United States in the mid 60’s and into the 70’s. It was pioneered and popularized by various universities and their respective community gardens. The most prominent figure, often thought of as the founder … Continue reading Mystical Father of the Urban Farm
One fantastic thing about my job on a developing urban farm is that I'm exposed to many different viewpoints on how to live a healthy life. I've been educated on eating organic, plant-based whole foods, Chinese medicine, yoga and meditation, the benefits of drinking kombucha and eating fermented foods, and now juice cleanses. There are … Continue reading Juice Cleanse Musings from a Novice
One of our volunteers, Sandy, is putting her Farmory experience to work for her. In addition to growing herself fresh produce she is now branching into an income earning business. Sandy is in the process of becoming the first U.S. certified snail rancher in the mid-west region. As a fellow believer in the power healthy … Continue reading Sandy & Her Snails
Another dedicated Farmory volunteer, Brenda, is working towards growing more good food for our community. She is working closely with schools in the area to begin to change and re-think breakfast and lunch programs. Brenda’s main concern is the lack of quality food provided for our children in the school setting. “Both the World Health … Continue reading Brenda’s Belief: The Importance of Education in Healthy Eating Habits
Our Giving Tuesday Request Oh, the ads are in full swing! It’s that time of year already. That’s right, Christmas is here! The whole country is gearing up for the great shopping extravaganza that is the month of December. Everybody is trying to compete for your attention and money with clever and compelling marketing campaigns. All … Continue reading Growing Growers, Growing Good Food, Growing Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Fall has been my favorite time of the year for as long as I can remember. The cool, crisp days, beautiful colors, football season, apple picking, pumpkin carving, and of course Thanksgiving. Another thing that has made Fall my favorite season is cooking with squash. Growing up the staple acorn squash was part of our meals. … Continue reading Thankful, Blessed and Squash Obsessed!
Have you ever noticed how candy has a catchy slogan? “Melts in your mouth, but not in your hands”, “Gimme a break”, “Hungry? Why wait” or “Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't.” However, have you ever notice that fruits and vegetables don't have the same thing? Kids can be drawn to these … Continue reading Taste the Rainbow