Resource Spotlight

USDA Rural Development Grant Makes Chautauqua County Maple Producer More Energy Efficient

Doug and Linda Fairbanks own and operate a maple production facility in Chautauqua County, New York where they produce approximately 1,200 gallons of maple syrup annually.  The equipment used in converting the raw sap to maple syrup was outdated and inefficient.  They applied and were awarded a grant from USDA Rural Development via the Rural [...]

Producing Natural Meat for Local Consumers in Connecticut

Side Bar1: Welcome to the Northeast SARE Spotlight! SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) offers grants to farmers, educators, universities and communities that are working to make agriculture more sustainable – economically, environmentally, and socially. Learn about whether a SARE grant would be a good fit for you. Article text: Interest in natural, local meats [...]

Planning for Effective Crop Rotation on Diversified Farms

Author: Charles Mohler Good crop rotation practices are desirable for any farm. Some of the advantages that can be obtained from a well planned crop rotation include suppression of soil borne diseases, better weed control, suppression of some insect pests, improvement of soil quality, increased nutrient availability and reduced nutrient losses. Although many of the [...]

Online Marketing – a Review of Local Harvest

Are you looking to increase your local marketing power? Marketing your CSA, local and organic produce can quickly get expensive and time consuming. A simple online tool to add to your marketing arsenal is the website http://www.localharvest.org. Software engineer Guillermo Payet founded Local Harvest in 1998. The Santa Cruz, California based project grew out of [...]

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