National CSA Day is February 23rd- What’s CSA?

It seems like every day of the year is some “National…Day”.  I think most are made-up for retail purposes. As much as I appreciate National Bacon Day, December 30, it still doesn’t make my holiday short list.  But, National CSA Day resonates with me as a way to lift up the simple fact that since we all eat, we’re all involved with agriculture. And, where and how you source your food is important to your health, your community, and...

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Farmers are Fearless Forecasters

We’ve had lots of folk ask about how our animals are doing in the recent severe cold spells. I’m glad they’re concerned about the critters and glad they asked about their care rather that make assumptions about neglect or hardship. But, seldom has anyone asked us- the farmers- how we’re doing in the bitter cold. Coaxing cold engines to life, hauling buckets warm water to frozen water tubs, and braving that first assault of cold air in...

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Are My Chickens Too cold?

Holy frozen tundra, it’s really cold outside.  If you have a small flock of backyard chickens or even just a couple laying hens, you may be wondering how to keep them safe and comfortable in the blistering cold days of Winter.  The key to remember when caring for most livestock is they are better off cold and dry than warm and wet.  That doesn’t mean you don’t provide shelter or dry bedding, but it does mean you can close up...

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Share Our Table

We recently hosted a complimentary dinner at the farm for our CSA members and other friends of the farm.  It was a beautiful evening and the food and fellowship were great.  As part of the “welcome introduction” to the farm, I shared that the number one mission of Evermore Farm is to “share the wealth”. We’re not referring to dollars and cents here, but rather to share the beauty and richness of our farm’s...

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Food Safety- a Real Homeland Security Issue The events of one terrible day cleaved 2001 into two distinct eras.  Prior to 9/11, “community” and “support” were rather ethereal terms in our private and very complicated lives. Since 9/11, communities have been coming together and there has been solidarity in shared grief, mutual support, and patriotism. Yet, current events now lend to privacy violations, useless airport security checks,...

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From Pasture to Plate- by John Myers, Farmer and Entrepreneur

From Pasture to Plate- by John Myers, Farmer and Entrepreneur

John and Ginger Myers operate Evermore Farm, a grass-based diversified livestock farm in Westminster, Md. John grew up milking cows on a Registered Guernsey dairy farm. After a brief stint in college, he launched his own dairy operation, has worked both nationally and internationally as a professional compost consultant, and now spends his time between consulting, farming, and playing with his...

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