Category Archives: Food Industry

Why should you join a CSA?

Why CSA? CSA, Community-Supported Agriculture- is a way for people to interact directly with a farm: to know their farmer, to eat food harvested mere hours before delivery, and to secure farm viability in their community.  People partaking in a … Continue reading

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Making Vanilla Extract the Real Stuff

We are making vanilla extract today.  This is the real stuff, not vanillin which is a by product from paper making known and widely sold as Imitation Vanilla.  So it really is pretty easy, it just takes patience.  We purchase our vanilla beans … Continue reading

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Strawberries season

Fun facts about strawberries Our extra strawberries share has just begun and we are loving the deliciously sweet strawberries! To celebrate the start of strawberry season, here are some fun facts about strawberries. Strawberries have more vitamin C than an … Continue reading

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Fresh means Local!

Fresh means Local These days, “fresh” seems to mean fresh off the truck from California, and “local” is anything east of the Rockies and west of the Atlantic.  For us, fresh means that the produce we hand-picked at 7 in … Continue reading

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Sustainable Food Movies coming to Springfield Monday

We got wind that Slow Foods of Southwest Missouri is sponsoring a showing of a great film called Fresh.  If you haven’t seen it yet, and you are free or can become free Monday night you should check it out.  Fresh is … Continue reading

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Good news about Millsap Farm pork

For those who are interested in ethically raised meat, there’s an interesting article in Fridays Newsleader. The good news is we do not, and never have, used any antibiotics on our chickens, pigs, or turkeys. Our cattle very rarely get … Continue reading

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Movie at the Moxie

Food Inc, the new movie from Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser will be running at the Moxie starting this Friday evening, through next Thurs.  We are sponsoring the movie Monday and Wednesday, which means we’ll get a chance to introduce … Continue reading

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The Future of Food

I just watched “The Future of Food.” If you needed any reasons to question what is going on with genetically modified food, this film will provide several. Here’s a little gem: “Monsanto corn is itself registered as a pesticide, because … Continue reading

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Sustainable Agriculture at Mizzou

I read a really great article yesterday in the MU Alumni magazine about the new sustainability programs at MU, including a student organization that is composting leftovers from the dining hall and also some support from the university extension program. … Continue reading

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So that’s why store bought tomatoes are so bad!

Several years ago for my job I had occasion to visit a vegetable processing facility. This was a warehouse type building with miles of conveyor belts and industrial sized vegetable sorting, cleaning, cutting, and packaging machines. Incoming produce included bananas; tomatoes; … Continue reading

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