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July 3, 2020

La Finca Berries transition to Certified Organic 

When Pete and Wanda Palumbo of La Finca Berries brought their first blueberry harvest to market in 2019, Pete recalls a customer remarking, “I have never had a blueberry that good in my life”. They knew they were on to s...

July 2, 2020

July is a time when Kentucky vegetable gardens are teeming with life, summer crops are thriving, bees are buzzing, and inevitably you might see a pest or two.

One way to prevent long-term pest problems organically is to increase natural populations of good bu...

July 1, 2020

Cool off this summer with homemade ice pops! These are easy to make with seasonal ingredients and a fun treat for the family. This month we tested out two different recipes with roasted blueberries. When comparing both versions, the yogurt pops seemed to stay together...

May 4, 2020

Pandemic Increases Demand for CSA Shares 

In 2007, Adam Barr began selling produce he grew on his family farm in Meade County. Working by himself, he grew and sold an  assortment of fresh produce by subscription -- CSA “shares” -- to 11 families.

Barr Farms Family with A...

May 3, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has everyone from the New York Times to the Hawaii Tribune-Herald commenting on and instructing how to raise vegetables at home. The executive chairman of Burpee’s Seed Co. told NPR that he’s never seen a seed-buying surge as large as this year...

May 2, 2020

Asparagus is certainly the sexiest of the spring vegetables. While radishes and green onions and lettuce are all welcome, asparagus is a real treat. Asparagus season is different depending on where you are in Kentucky. But it will definitely start in May and it will la...

May 1, 2020

Keep in mind when shopping for seltzer water that brands with the USDA Organic seal are more narrowly defined than those that say "natural" or make health claims. When a beverage is certified organic, the flavorings it contains are not allowed to use synthetic solvents...

April 15, 2020

April is Arbor Day month, when we are encouraged to plant trees for all the good of people and Earth itself. 

Trees take in carbon and breathe out oxygen. One large tree can provide oxygen enough for 10 people for a year. Whether or not trees can mitigate climate change...