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How a Young Farmer Got Her Start at Cloverleaf Farm
Emma Torbert started farming four years ago. If it weren't for Rick Collins and the California Farm Link, it would not have been possible. Young people that decide to go into farming face a formidable financial picture. According to the USDA (United States ...

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When Cliff McFarlin set out to find his place in the world, he chose to be a golf pro. But when his father called him back to the farm, Cliff became a 4th generation farmer. Later, when he secured his own land, he bought a grove of Valencia oranges near Din...

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KMK Farms Growing Jobs & Produce
Kyle Reynolds spins a great yarn about how he and his wife, Michele, grew their Central Valley farm, KMK Farms . It is a story of pluck and tenacity, but it also involves listening - listening to his customers, to his employees, and to his own passion. Addi...

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Complications at the Farmers Market, Los Angeles
What are friends for, if not to show you a favorite farmers' market near them?  That's how I found myself at the Studio City Farmers Market with my friend Earl. I was pleased to note that many of the vendors were selling certified organic produce. The marke...

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New companies are sprouting nationwide that divert organic matter from landfills. Some make energy with it. And some make compost - a boon for those growing food organically. And you can get compost by the truckload!

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Mrs. Boots Berries Farm & New Mexico's Democratic Acequias
Environs of Chimayo, NM Mrs. Boots Berries is a U-pick raspberry farm in Chimayo, New Mexico. The drive up to the farm is relatively lush compared to the surrounding sandy, juniper-dotted hills. The farm exists on four terraces. Irrigation water flows down ...

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I stopped in Fayetteville, Tennessee to visit the sweetest, most hardworking farming family at Eat Wright Farm. Although they raise sheep and chickens, their focus is on the plants. And they are bringing perrmaculture into all aspects of their farm! 

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As I wandered around 63rd Street Farm , I was drawn to a colorfully painted shed. Two men absorbed in their activities stopped and explained that they were growing mushrooms inside the shed. I have seen mushrooms growing on the ground, logs, trees, and comp...

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My next farm stop was the Shekinah Farm. It turns out that farming is just a small part of what goes on at Shekinah. http://www.groundbreakingroots.com/2014/05/shekinah-farm.html

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Rebecca and Ross Williams of Many Fold Farm raise chickens and sheep using a grass-based, rotational system.  They are regenerating their soil, while producing healthy eggs, lamb, and sheep's cheese.
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