We’ll be at the Tom Yum Local Food Innovation Event on Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., alongside the City Market in Downtown Charlottesville. Kevin will speak at 9:30 a.m. on, “Raising Chickens the Easy (Drug Free) Way.” In addition to the City Market there will be Chef Demos and Tastings, Food [...]
Countryside Organics is now carrying Sims Brothers’ AU Grazer® Sericea Lespedeza Pellets. Lespedeza is a perennial legume proven to reduce and control barber pole worms (Haemonchus Contortus) in goats and sheep while providing high quality, cost-effective forage protein. Goats love it!
More information on Sericea Lespedeza, here. Countryside Organics Online Store Link for Lespedeza, here.
Tuesday, March 19th – Brandy Station, VA
10 am to 2 pm
Organic Valley and the Fertrell Company will co-host a workshop for crop, horticulture, and livestock producers at the Brandy Station Fire Hall.
Speakers and Topics:
§ Organic Dairy and Feed Opportunities – Gerry Cohn, Organic Valley
§ Stocking rates and forage accumulation enable [...]
Our friends at waycooltools.com are at again, making further improvements to their broadfork. Lighter and unbreakable. Check it out, here.
It used to be that there was more of a seasonal variation in this business. There used to be more of a winter, more of a space between fall harvest and spring restart. It’s still there, still noticeable, but things have leveled out more as more folks go deeper into winter with hardiness zone expanding [...]
It’s right around the corner. This Friday and Saturday. Mark your calendar. Set aside a day to explore what is new and good and happening in Biological Farming. Check out the speakers, activities and cool out of town visitors, here: http://vabf.org/conference/conference-2013/
Is Dr. Oz with Organics or against organics? It might come down to how much pressure the Biotech industry is sending his way. Here is an excerpt from an Alternet article by Katherine Paul and Ronnie Cummins:
“The motives behind the Stanford study and the Freeman Spogli Institute are obvious. What caused Dr. Oz to [...]
Our friend John has some new, hard-working tools over at Way Cool Tools. Check out his press release:
Small farmers and gardeners will benefit from The Dynamic Trio: Over the past few years we’ve had requests from our customers for a better broad fork. Well, we’re happy to say…. It’s Here!
Our new broad fork [...]
An Herbal Ley is a foraging mix comprised of multiple grasses, herbs and clovers. It should produce a well-balanced forage that reduces fertilizer inputs and provide increased levels of vitamins and minerals to livestock. Additionally, it should build and restore soil fertility. The higher initial cost of Herbal Leys are offset by improved animal performance, [...]
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Check out their food [...]