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Archwood Green Barns market

Archwood Green Barns market

By Amanda
A recent trip to Archwood Green Barns Farmers market in The Plains, Virginia, brought a wonderful experience of summer produce and all that a farmers market can provide. Continue reading

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Willowsford: Agriculture Supported High End Community

Willowsford: Agriculture Supported High End Community

By Amanda
Willowsford’s ‘in house’ farm may be perceived as just another amenity to provide “farm to table attributes,” to sell to prospective residents of the mega house development. However, I wonder how would our world be changed if all new developments included a farm? What if it were required of the developer, like water, sewer, runoff mitigation and stoplights?
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Spring Comes Full Cycle for a Growing Season

Spring Comes Full Cycle for a Growing Season

By Amanda
Martina and I recently got together to celebrate spring and the one year anniversary of this blog, A Growing Season. For both of us, it was a time to look back and see how far our lives have come: what our blog has produced, how it has expanded our knowledge and understanding of local food and food systems, and most of all, where our life’s journey has taken us. Continue reading

FarmMatch.com – connecting consumer to producer

FarmMatch.com – connecting consumer to producer

By Amanda
Farmmatch.com aims to connect consumers, producers and sellers of local food—all elements of the food production chain—by allowing them to post a profile of themselves on a map, listing the produce they buy or sell. This free service is open to farmers, CSAs, farmers markets and consumers of all sizes, from households to restaurants. Continue reading

A Christmas Wish: Finding My Cedar Tree

A Christmas Wish: Finding My Cedar Tree

By Amanda
This week I got to do something I’ve always wanted to do: find and cut down my own Christmas tree. It’s traditional in West Virginia to cut down a cedar tree off your property for your Christmas tree. We all agreed that a cedar tree from our land was our choice. So, I set out on my dad’s four-wheeler, with its cart in tow. Continue reading

All About Apples

All About Apples

By Amanda
With my work at a farm market this growing season, I’ve become acquainted with many of the varieties that fruits and vegetables can come in – many of which as you well know, don’t show up at your grocery store. Continue reading