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Medicinal Herbs Everyone Should Grow

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Medicinal Herbs Everyone Should Grow

Growing healthy food, free of pesticides and chemicals has been a huge goal of mine for many years. Each year I’m able to grow more and more food and get closer to my goal of being self sufficient. As my love of plants has grown, my knowledge of plants and their uses has also grown. I now grow plants with medicinal properties and make it a priority to learn how to use these herbs to benefit my family. Growing a medicinal herb garden should be a goal for everyone! You know the saying, “Food is medicine”? It’s so true! So...

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Buy Local and Save our Small Family Farms

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Buy Local and Save our Small Family Farms

Its been said that small farms are less efficient than large scale producers but small farms  produce healthier food. While large scale farms do produce large quantities of food, they also use harsh chemicals and pesticides and they are not as environmentally friendly. Small farms can’t compete with big Ag so family farms are closing at alarming rates. We are losing our local food system while imported food from other countries continue to rise. We need to take back our food system. We need more food grown in back yards and on local family farms. We need to know what is...

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Farm Update April 2020

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Farm Update April 2020

We continue to work hard at clearing land and prepping garden beds to expand the farm. With Covid 19 spreading throughout our country, we have used this time to focus on farm projects and infrastructure. It’s been a difficult month with canceled Farmers Markets and events but we are making the best of it and staying busy. We are participating in the new Liberty Country Farmers Market Subscription Boxes and are thrilled to be apart of this great new venture. For more information on how to buy one of theses boxes, visit us on Facebook. There are a lot of...

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Cooking with Fresh Moringa Leaves

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Cooking with Fresh Moringa Leaves

Moringa is one of the most nutrient dense plants on the planet. With 96 different nutrients and 46 antioxidants, Moringa stands out as a super food! I’m asked how I cook with Moringa all the time. The answer is simple. I use it often and in almost every meal. The leaves can be used fresh in salads or in soups and stews. It’s wonderful in stir-fry as well as any and all pasta dishes. Your options are endless! Toss a handful of fresh Moringa leaves into your scrambled eggs or add it to your spaghetti sauce! With so many nutrients it’s...

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MORINGA: THE SUPERFOOD FROM THE MIRACLE TREE

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MORINGA: THE SUPERFOOD FROM THE MIRACLE TREE

Moringa, scientifically known as Moringa oleifera is a medicinal plant used in tropical climates. The leaves and pods of the moringa plant have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. Today, the medicinal uses of moringa have also been introduced to western countries in the form of capsules and powder supplements.  Moringa is an excellent source of plant-based protein. It is especially beneficial for those who are vegan or vegetarian. 1 tablespoon of powdered moringa leaves contains 3 grams of protein. It is also packed with essential amino acids which can aid in muscle healing, maintain healthy energy levels and...

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