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Arrived back into Truckee jonesin’ for a Burger Me burger. They source their meat from local ranches where the cows roam free on grassy pastures. And they proudly display the relationships they have with their food producers on the chalkboard. It’s food you can feel good about. Restaurants and markets should be proud to tell…

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Left Colorado this morning after repairing a flat tire on the Tacoma (Quick side not…learned how to change a flat tire on a car. Finally! Only took 25 years. Thanks Zobbe for the lesson). I’m once again at my sweet little cafe in Baker, NV along Hwy 50 at the base of Great Basin National…

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160 hours and four weeks later and I have graduated from the School of Abbonondonza. Yesterday marked my last day. I can’t believe how hard and fast I fell for this place. I slipped into a special time on this farm and could easily see myself never leaving. My departure is bittersweet, however, because I’m…

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Farm to Table is such a lovely concept and conjures up all kinds of white picket fence and red barn images. Along the way to the table, however, the food has to stop at some sort of market to get there and that’s where things get complicated. Organic food is out there – and more…

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The Farm Bill which governs subsides and appropriations to farmers and food programs is about to expire this fall. Big Ag is lobbying fiercely in their own best interest while sustainable ag struggles to get the funding necessary to fight this important battle for our food. My sister sent me this great link from the…

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Last night we went to see The Samples at the downtown street fair in Louisville, CO. Their visceral sound brings you back to the moment you first heard them…driving west on I-70 in an open air Jeep Wrangler on a blue bird Colorado morning. The sounds of Sean Kelly’s voice seemed to float through the…

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The farm is starting to go off with produce. Not as much as it will in August but the fist harvests of the season are definitely exciting. Today is in preparation for the Wednesday Night Market. We picked six types of lettuce heads, krinkly kale, red stemmed chard, asian greens (bok choy), sugar snap peas,…

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Today was Shanan’s birthday (center). Lucky girl was born on the Solstice! We took a long lunch and fired up the brick oven to make pizzas in celebration. In the picture to the left is my farm family. Clockwise starting from guy in the gray t-shirt (upper left): Jesse, Oliver, Jared, Rob, Ben, Austin, Me,…

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It’s Monday and another HUGE day on the farm. Always something to learn! The coolest thing by far was learning how to siphon. Maybe this was something you learned way back when but I never did. Today, we had to empty the tubs of water we use to wash the veggies. The tubs don’t have…

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There are lots of buzz words out there to catch consumers attention making them think they are making the right food choice…all natural, organic, sustainable, healthy, local, cage free, free range, GMO Free, minimally processed, no antibiotics used, grass fed, grass finished, hormone free, etc… There is a great article on HuffPost Green which helps…

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