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Making the Most of Autumn

Making the Most of Autumn

By Jillian Hankins

Small adjustments in lifestyle and routine can result in big impacts as seasons change. Here are a few tips for easing the transition from summer into fall.

Why We Love Local

Why We Love Local

By Jennifer Blair, Spring 2016

Top 5 Reasons to Shop at Your Local Farmers Market (in no particular order)

The Southern Kitchen Series. Wilted Lettuce Salad

The Southern Kitchen Series. Wilted Lettuce Salad

By Shelby Aaron McDowell, Spring 2016

"These days, most folks make hot bacon dressing to serve over spinach, but Mom used to make it to pour over a 'mess' of leaf lettuce. The bright green curly bunches were one of the first vegetables to 'come in' each spring. The jowl bacon from our hogs was the perfect complement to those early greens. Smokey, salty, sweet, sour, wilted but still a little crunchy, this salad is one of my favorite food memories. It tasted great and meant that summer was on its way!"

It Takes A Village

It Takes A Village

By Carrie Chandler, Spring 2016

Intrinsically tied to the land, seasons, whims of nature, and volatility of the market, farmers are keenly aware of how the local community impacts their livelihoods and wellbeing.

Our Farm, Our Family

Our Farm, Our Family

By Greg Howard, Spring 2016

We live in a day and age where farm and ranch families comprise only 2% of the total U.S. population. In a country founded by the sweat of the farmer, it is the people like my family, and the local farms that surround us, that keep this tradition alive.